Back Basin Trail

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Back Basin Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately 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
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Back Basin is a 1.5 mile loop trail located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and geysers and is good for most skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and can be accessed from May until October.

14 days ago

My favorite part of my Yellowstone trip. great advice to go early. absolutely magical.

1 month ago

this was probably our favorite trail in Yellowstone. at 7:30 in the morning, we pretty much had all the cool thermal features to ourselves, and the beautiful morning light mixed with steam/fog made the whole experience quite magical.

4 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

A really cool geyser basin, even though most of the geysers, like Steamboat and Echinus, don't erupt very often. Its flat, easy, and a really cool place to see.

walking
Monday, August 31, 2015

Much longer loop in the Norris Geyser Basin and home to one of the largest but less frequent geysers

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

hiking
Monday, February 16, 2015

Fun loop trail in the Norris Geyser area of Yellowstone. Features some geysers and hot springs.