Monument Geyser Basin Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Monument Geyser Basin Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gardiner, Montana that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from July until September.

2.4 miles
718 feet
Out & Back





hot springs




no dogs

Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info:

13 days ago

Ok because there are few people but not so beautiful, if you have few days in Yellowstone don't spend they here.

16 days ago

19 days ago

This was a great hike after being in the car all week. It's a leg and lung burner for me, but my 12 and 14 yr old boys had not trouble at all. The geysers at the top were cool because there are no boardwalks you need to adhere too. But, you need to be super careful and stay on the trail. The area is fragile and dangerous.

21 days ago

1 month ago

Still covered in knee-deep snow, so with the steep grade, it was an extremely difficult hike for its length. There are a couple of nice views along the way, but the geyser basin once you get up there is lame.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Not an easy trail, This trail is super steep, hardly any shade and once you get to the top, you cant really go any where as the thermals holes are all over the place and you really don't want to mess with them. Do not recommend for kids. But the views are nice on the way up. As another reviewer said this is a one-time hike.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Other than a hissing fumarole, there isn't a lot of activity at Monument Geyser Basin. However, for the peculiarly shaped geyser cones, it's a distinctive backcountry thermal area. The trail is only about a mile in, but after a short distance, it becomes a steep mile! Just before reaching the basin, there is a scenic overlook of the Gibbon River Canyon that is a nice place to spend some time. For me, Monument Geyser Basin will probably be a one-time hike while nearby Artist's Paint Pots is a colorful more active site, if you dont mind sharing the experience with dozens of other people.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Friday, September 23, 2011

Very steep! Take plenty of water. Don't touch the thermal features. Some of them are extremely acidic.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

After the first 0.5 miles, this is a steady climb up a mountain. Great exercise. We found this trail fairly difficult, but the geyser basin was not very exciting. The views during the climb were amazing, but the geyser basin was not worth the hike.

Sunday, September 19, 2010