Artists Paintpots Trail

EASY 32 reviews
#6 of 168 trails in

Artists Paintpots Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, WY that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

1.1 miles 113 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From this boardwalk trail, you can see colorful hot springs, two large mudpots, a fumarole, and a couple of geysers. 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 couple of geysers. Many of the geothermal features along this trail do not have names, and little is known about them.

walking
8 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The colors throughout the paint pots is amazing. I took my time walking through and looking at this awesome site. I was there in November hiking and camping. The snow made the colors seem so much more vibrant

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did this trail as a kid when family was visiting Yellowstone. I remember the vivid colors from the pictures. I recall being enthralled with Yellowstone.

3 months ago

Pretty decent spot, great to see if you want boiling mud, has some decent color amoung it. Good stop if you have a little extra time

4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice, easy, and very interesting. The distance was not bad for young kids but there were plenty of locations where they could wander off the trail and hurt themselves. We started the day with this walk around 8:30 and by the time we were done, the parking lot had twice as many cars.

5 months ago

Really neat geysers in this area

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

really cool area with cool paintpots

nature trips
9 months ago

Not really a hike. Good for families who want to see the springs and paint pots. Definitely check this out.

11 months ago

Not at all a hike. It's an easy trail which kids and people on scooters go on. Scenery is decent. it's more of a place to see just to see.

walking
1 year ago

Beautiful thermal features

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is one of my favorite places Yellowstone!!! I just love the mud pots!!

hiking
1 year ago

fantastic view from the top.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Good