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5 Most Instagrammable Spots in Afton, WY

Located along the western border of Wyoming, Afton is a charming town brimming with stunning landscapes and unique locales perfect for capturing unforgettable moments. Whether you’re an avid photographer, a social media influencer, or simply looking for a fun photo op, here are the five most instagrammable spots in Afton, WY.

Girl posing in front of the Star Valley Mercantile mural in Afton, WY.

1. Star Valley Mercantile Mural

The Star Valley Mercantile Mural at 516 Washington St. in Afton is a bright rendition of the iconic star on Star Hill. This vibrant piece of public art was painted by Star Valley local, Callin Sanderson. The mural beautifully captures the essence of the valley’s community spirit. It's a must-visit spot for anyone traveling through.

Pro Tip: Inside Star Valley Mercantile, you can even purchase prints of the mural to take home a piece of Afton's charm.

World's largest Elk Antler Arch in Afton, WY

2. World's Largest Elk Horn Arch

A symbol of Afton and a testament to the area’s rich wildlife, the Elk Horn Arch is the world’s largest arch made entirely of elk antlers. This impressive structure spans the main street of Afton along HWY 89 and is an iconic landmark of the town. Whether you’re driving beneath it or stopping to grab a selfie, the Elk Horn Arch is an iconic spot to snap a pic.

Pro Tip: Around Christmastime the arch is lit up at night!

3. Star of 89 Mural

Just a few steps from the Elk Antler Arch is another artistic gem in Afton. This mural is located downtown outside the Star of 89 which houses the Giftery boutique & gift shop, Swirl frozen yogurt, Gather event space, and The Lofts on 89 vacation rentals. The mural is a vibrant homage to the valley’s rich wildlife, making it an ideal spot for a photo that combines both artistry and local pride.

Pro Tip: Step into Swirl to grab some frozen yogurt to enjoy while capturing your shot.

4. Star Hill Star

Perched on a hill overlooking Afton, the Star Hill Star is a beacon that can be seen from miles away. This large white star symbolizes the town’s welcoming nature and offers a spectacular view, especially at night. Hike up the new trail to Star Hill to get a panoramic view of the valley below and capture the star in all its glory.

Pro Tip: Visit at dusk to capture the star just as it lights up, with the valley bathed in the soft hues of the setting sun.

5. The Intermittent Spring

Continue up Swift Creek Canyon to one of Afton’s natural wonders, the Intermittent Spring. Also known as the Periodic Spring, its the largest rhythmic spring in the world. Located 5 miles up Swift Creek Canyon near Afton, WY this marvel of nature flows and stops every 18 minutes, creating a unique and captivating spectacle. The hike to the spring is as picturesque as the spring itself, offering plenty of opportunities to snap breathtaking shots of the surrounding forests and the spring’s crystal-clear waters.

Pro Tip: Visit during the fall for a burst of autumn colors that add an extra layer of magic to your photos.

Afton, WY, is more than just a picturesque destination; it's a place where nature, art, and community come together to create a perfect backdrop for your adventures. So, grab your camera, head to these five stunning spots, and get ready to capture the beauty and charm of Afton.

Happy snapping! 📸✨

Paige Alise, Realtor in Afton, WY

Are you or someone you know looking to buy or sell real estate in the Star Valley area? Contact me, your trusted Star Valley realtor, for expert advice and personalized service. Let's make your real estate dreams a reality!

Paige Alise - Realtor 


571 S Washington, Afton, WY 83110

Call/Text: (307)413-4645

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