Artists Paintpots
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  • Victor B
    Tucson, Arizona4,142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very HOT and that makes them very cool! Stay on the trail!
    Very cool natural landscape. A must do in Yellowstone Park. Also cool (and dangerous) steaming hot “pots” of water and mud. Very cool to see but don’t get to close of go off the marked trails! VictorB
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • seema60
    Toronto, Canada959 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area with colourful geysers and hot springs
    We enjoyed walking around the artist paint pot geyser area in Yellowstone NP. There is a nice trail which takes you to the boardwalk trail. You can walk up to the viewpoint to get a better view of the area
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Marcello017
    Jacksonville, Florida265 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful easy and short walk to see artist Paintpots and blood geyser
    Beautiful walk to see artist Paintpots and blood geyser. Overall a nice walk up to the hill for a total of almost mile. Blood Geiser is a the the lower left of the hill and paint pots on top of hills. View is worth the walk up.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2024
  • TrailTrekker15
    Tallahassee, Florida5,186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colorful Paintpots and Geysers
    We took the short hike to Artist Paintpots and Blood Geyser. This is one of the most colorful areas of the park. The hike to Blood Geyser and the base of the Paintpot area is flat and easy. The best views are from the top of the trail which involves an elevation gain of over 100’ to access. We made the climb and enjoyed the expansive views of the thermal area. We were able to get close up views of the colorful Paintpots as well with their oddly satisfying plopping sounds. This hike is well worth the extra effort. Note that the parking lot fills up at busy times so plan to come early or be patient for a spot.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2024
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We took the short hike to Artist Paintpots and Blood Geyser. This is one of the most colorful areas of the park. The hike to Blood Geyser and the base of the Paintpot area is flat and easy. The best views are from the top of the trail which involves an elevation gain of over 100’ to access. We made the climb and enjoyed the expansive views of the thermal area. We were able to get close up views of the colorful Paintpots as well with their oddly satisfying plopping sounds. This hike is well worth the extra effort. Note that the parking lot fills up at busy times so plan to come early or be patient for a spot.
Written 23 June 2024
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Marcello017
Jacksonville, FL265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Beautiful walk to see artist Paintpots and blood geyser. Overall a nice walk up to the hill for a total of almost mile. Blood Geiser is a the the lower left of the hill and paint pots on top of hills. View is worth the walk up.
Written 17 June 2024
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cmr352
Vancouver, WA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I really enjoyed our easy walk around the Artists Paintpots. The different colors of each basin was very dramatic. We were there on a cloudy day making my photos and the colors pop. I definitely recommend.
Written 30 January 2024
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seema60
Toronto, Canada959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We enjoyed walking around the artist paint pot geyser area in Yellowstone NP. There is a nice trail which takes you to the boardwalk trail. You can walk up to the viewpoint to get a better view of the area
Written 26 September 2023
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Tom W
New Britain, CT263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nice to see but “wheelchair access is listed for a portion of the trail”. My wife uses a mobility scooter and it was difficult to navigate the portion that is supposed to be accessible. The path before you get to the wood walkway is a mix of sand and small gravel, rutted, uneven and has lots of exposed roots. In addition the points where the path meets the wood has a 3” height difference. I have pushed a wheelchair and it is NOT wheelchair accessible. If you have a disability, avoid this location.
Written 17 September 2023
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Victor B
Tucson, AZ4,142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very cool natural landscape. A must do in Yellowstone Park. Also cool (and dangerous) steaming hot “pots” of water and mud. Very cool to see but don’t get to close of go off the marked trails!
VictorB
Written 10 September 2023
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MyBucketListTrips
336 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
No parking management at all. The lot is small and people were parking in the lanes to get into and out of the lot, creating a nightmarish traffic jam. We never got in to see the sulphuric pots. The park service was no where to be found. Awful and very disappointing.
Written 5 August 2023
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K B
Lafayette, CA483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A somewhat more challenging walk than many of the thermal feature areas but worth it for the many colorful features.
Written 20 June 2023
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BruinDan
Fullerton, CA3,168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Located just south of the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Artists Paintpots is a popular 1.0 mi/1.6 km loop trail that features a colorful and diverse collection of mud pots, hot springs and small geysers. There is a signed turnoff along the Grand Loop that leads to the parking lot and trailhead, where you will also find a vault toilet.

The trail’s name comes from the striking red, yellow, emerald and milk-blue hues that can be found in the mud and hot spring water along the trail. NOTE that the colder the day, the more steam arises from the pools, which in turn obscures your view of the pots and pools. We visited on a chilly (39° F/3.9° C) morning during late September 2022, and the steam was very thick, making it extremely difficult to make out the various colors.

The trail from the trailhead through a forest to the lower part of the loop is accessible; the first part of the trail is flat, hard-packed dirt, which transitions into a boardwalk when you reach the loop. When you get to the back of the loop (where the mud pots are), you’ll run into steep ascents and numerous steps.

Despite the obscured views due to excessive steam, we enjoyed the Artists Paintpots trail and are glad we stopped there.
Written 15 April 2023
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Quite a few lovely colors in the hot pools of Artist’s Paintpots. There is a nice boardwalk that also goes up higher, allowing for a sturdy walk if you have the energy (and good views). As always in Yellowstone, parking is limited, so best to come early or late in the day.
Written 14 January 2023
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