Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop

EASY 66 reviews
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Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop is a 4.6 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

fly fishing

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

walking

hot springs

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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: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

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12 days ago

Incredible. 9'ly 4 places on earth

13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

If you'd like to enjoy Old Faithful's eruption, without the crowds, take the short hike to observation point.

1 month ago

Easy trail but amazing things to see. We had it all to ourselves today.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail to show the main features of what makes Yellowstone unique. My favorite geyser is Grand Geyser, so if the prediction is close, get over there. it is SO worth it

walking
5 months ago

amazing!

walking
6 months ago

Nice walk around the board walk for geyser observation. We did the Viewpoint trail (rated easy) for great views of the Geyser basin. The Solitary Geyser on that trail was a bit disappointing (only erupts 1metre high) but the walk was nice.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Check with the Visitor Center for Beehive and Castle Geyser eruption predictions. We saw Beehive with a double rainbow.

walking
8 months ago

It's worth your time to walk this trail/boardwalk. I enjoyed the upclose look at some amazing thermal features...lots of boiling, spewing, and erupting right off the boardwalk. Lots of parking at Old Faithful Inn and trailhead is easy to find.

walking
8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Nice loop to see lots of geysers, a very active area. Tons of tourists in this area, but it is worth getting out on the trail to get some space!

9 months ago

Highly recommend doing more than just waiting for old faithful to "blow it's top" some pretty active geysers on this loop, many places to cut it short if you had enough on this very easy path

fishing
9 months ago

It's a great place to fish, hike, camp, and watch wildlife.

9 months ago

9 months ago