Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.
Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm
Nice walk around the board walk for geyser observation. We did the Viewpoint trail (rated easy) for great views of the Geyser basin. The Solitary Geyser on that trail was a bit disappointing (only erupts 1metre high) but the walk was nice.
Check with the Visitor Center for Beehive and Castle Geyser eruption predictions. We saw Beehive with a double rainbow.
It's worth your time to walk this trail/boardwalk. I enjoyed the upclose look at some amazing thermal features...lots of boiling, spewing, and erupting right off the boardwalk. Lots of parking at Old Faithful Inn and trailhead is easy to find.
Nice loop to see lots of geysers, a very active area. Tons of tourists in this area, but it is worth getting out on the trail to get some space!
Highly recommend doing more than just waiting for old faithful to "blow it's top" some pretty active geysers on this loop, many places to cut it short if you had enough on this very easy path
It's a great place to fish, hike, camp, and watch wildlife.
Went here with family years ago and loved it! Could spend so much time admiring the hot springs! So beautiful and so unique! This basin has one of the most famous geysers (Old Faithful) and so many other geysers and hot springs to see! This trail is packed with so much to see! We saw a herd of buffalo hanging out off the trail as well!
Very crowded. Beautiful view of the geysers though.