Yellowstone National Park
Hot Springs, Yellowstone Lake, Geysers
228 Feet total gain/loss
$25 Park Entrance Fee
Spring, Summer, Fall
All paved, or boardwalk
Lake Visitor Center
West Thumb Geyser Basin is a short, easy, and fun hike that is great for people of all ages. The entire figure 8 is less than a mile and has some really cool features. There are lots of colors here. There is slight inclines but really just about anyone could do this. It is one of the more unique thermal areas in the park since its right on the shore of Yellowstone Lake. Here are pictures of some of the smaller features and different colors available to see.
Part of the trail is right on the shore and some of the thermal features right in the water. I caught it on a beautiful day where the mix of clouds and sun made for some awesome photos!
There are two pools here that are really famous and really beautiful. The first is called the abyss because obviously it is very deep.
Black pool used to be black but is now a very beautiful bright blue. This is one of my favorites in the whole park!
This trail makes a loop so you will end back at the parking lot.
This is a great short hike good for all people. There is lots of variety and should be visited by anyone in the West Thumb, and Lake area of Yellowstone.