Yellowstone NP: Artist Paintpots

The hydro-thermal features (hot springs, mudpots, and small geysers) in this area received their name because they reminded first explorers of an artist’s paint palette. It is a 1.2 mile walk around the paintpots.

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Yellowstone NP: Upper Geyser Basin

My first adventure on my second trip to Yellowstone was walking Upper Geyser Basin. I highly recommend picking up a copy of the Old Faithful Trail Guide booklet from the Park Ranger desk at the Old Faithful Visitor Center. The booklet has great information about the thermal features in the area and includes a trail…

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