Artists Paintpots Trail

EASY 57 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
8 days ago

Wonderful sights!

hiking
13 days ago

Short mud pot trail, there are much better areas to view geothermal activities. 3.8 miles/6 km south of Norris Junction, the lower portion of this colorful hydrothermal area is wheelchair-accessible. The upper trail to the mudpots is steep and rough, and not recommended for visitors using wheelchairs. Fountain Paintpots is a better viewing area.

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3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

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

walking
4 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.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago