Artists Paintpots Trail

EASY 45 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
5 days ago

12 days ago

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

walking
14 days 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.

18 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

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

1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 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.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

hiking
10 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.

10 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

10 months ago

10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago