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Back Basin Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 121 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Hot springs

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Facilities
Getting There

Large, paved parking lot with restrooms

Back Basin is located in the Norris Geyser Area of Yellowstone National Park

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Sampson Tevaseu
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We hiked/walked this trail on a sunny Friday afternoon, 10/25/19. The trail was covered mostly in snow but it was still manageable. We didn’t get a chance to finish the trail but the geysers we saw were amazing (except for the sulphuric smell - lol!). We’ll have to come back and do this one again when we have more time.

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

Kea Pup
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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.

Brandon Holzer
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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.

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

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

Shane Bartholow
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Kristen Bontadelli
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Margarita M.
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Matt Garrett
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Nugget Lotto
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Nick Berning
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Markus Coombs
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JS Allen
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Mengpin Ge
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Laura Heatwole
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Kelli Bretz
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Sameera Gupta
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Madison Buck
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Felix Boehme
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Clément D.
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Ed Trzeciak
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Beate Stöß
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Melanie B.
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Mark Tezel
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Jason Finley
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Sylvain Kalache
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Peter Cook
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Courtney Barraza-Wilks
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Lori Hisel
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