Artists Paintpots Trail

EASY 51 reviews
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Artists Paintpots Trail is a 1.1 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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
23 hours ago

walking
7 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Not the best stop in Yellowstone but it's right by so many things... might as well do it if you're there!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice gentle trail with very slight incline and a few steps. Plenty of geysers and beautiful sights.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Easy trail, but there are most beautiful place near this one

walking
2 months ago

Mudpots! This trail is steep in parts and includes stairs. Not fit for strollers or wheel chairs. But it's a great little walk with plenty of geothermal features.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Steeper than expected for a very short hike, but worth it

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

not really a fantastic place to see paintpots. Fountain paint pots are better. Views from the top were good though

walking
8 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 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.

11 months ago

hiking
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walking
11 months ago