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Yellowstone National Park Visitors Guide

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Mt. Washburn
Mt. Washburn

This is a fairly easy hike up a beautiful mountain in Yellowstone with terrific views all the way to the Tetons from the historic firetower on top. Keep an eye out for mountain goats and other...

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Artist's Paint Pots - Yellowstone National Park
Artist's Paint Pots - Yellowstone National Park

The Artist's Paint Pots trail is an easy hike to several geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. From the boardwalk, you can see colorful hot springs, two large mudpots, a fumarole, and a...

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Biscuit Basin - Yellowstone National Park
Biscuit Basin - Yellowstone National Park

Biscuit Basin is part of Upper Geyser Basin.

The following information was taken from the Old Faithful Area Trail Guide, which is available at the Old Faithful visitor center.

Three miles (5 km)...

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Black Sand Basin - Yellowstone National Park
Black Sand Basin - Yellowstone National Park

The following is taken from http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/blacksand.htm:

Black Sand Basin, an isolated group of the Upper Geyser Basin, was originally named the Emerald Group by A.C. Peale...

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Fairy Falls - Yellowstone National Park
Fairy Falls - Yellowstone National Park

The hike to Fairy Falls is very easy despite its length. The trail passes Grand Prismatic Spring, and a short detour scramble up a hill offers a spectacular view of the spring. Along the hike are tons...

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Firehole Lake Drive - Yellowstone National Park
Firehole Lake Drive - Yellowstone National Park

From Fountain Paint Pot, drive 1.2 mile (2 km) south (toward Old Faithful) to Firehole Lake Drive. Firehole Lake Drive is a one-way road south of Madison Junction in Yellowstone National Park. The...

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Fountain Paint Pot - Yellowstone National Park
Fountain Paint Pot - Yellowstone National Park

This trail is an easy 0.5 mile (0.8 km) loop boardwalk. You will see various hydrothermal features that are expressions of Yellowstone's volcanism. No two features are exactly alike, yet they can be...

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Midway Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park
Midway Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park

Midway Geyser Basin is much smaller than the other basins found alongside the Firehole River. Despite its small size, it contains two large features: the 200-by-300-foot-wide Excelsior Geyser which...

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Norris Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park
Norris Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park

The information for this guide was taken from the Norris Geyser Basin Trail Guide, which is available at the trailhead.

Norris is outside the Yellowstone Caldera, but inside the first and largest...

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Petrified Tree - Yellowstone National Park
Petrified Tree - Yellowstone National Park

Petrified Tree: Subtropical Yellowstone
This petrified redwood is a clue to a watmer, damper, more liolent Yellowstone landscape. Anatomically the trunk is indistinguishable from present-day redwoods...

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Tower Fall Overlook - Yellowstone National Park
Tower Fall Overlook - Yellowstone National Park

This popular waterfall on Tower Creek was named by members of the 1870 Washburn expedition. It first was called "Minaret Creek," but one member objected, stating that the name violated their agreement...

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Uncle Tom's Trail - Yellowstone National Park
Uncle Tom's Trail - Yellowstone National Park

The following information was taken from the Canyon Area Trail Guide, which is available at several trailheads in the Canyon Area.

For an unparalleled canyon and waterfall experience, take a deep...

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West Thumb Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park
West Thumb Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park

Lake Facts

Elevation: 7,733 ft (2,357 m)
Area: 131.7 sq mi (341 sq km)
Shoreline: 141 mi (227 km)
Width: 14 mi (23 km)
Length: 20 mi (32 km)
Avg depth: about 140 ft (42 m)
Max depth: 410 ft (125 m)
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Yellowstone River Overlook - Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone River Overlook - Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone River Overlook, also called Calcite Springs Overlook Trail, is a short, easy loop walk that leads to a platform overlooking the Yellowstone River. Layers of basalt columns and thermal...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

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