Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Lower Geyser Basin hosts a flurry of thermal activity, creating impressive spectacles across Yellowstone's landscape. Spanning over 29 sq km (18 sq mi), the geyser discharges more hot water than any other feature in the park. Watch as hot steam nearing 100 C (212 F) shoots up into the sky, reaching heights of 45.6 m (150 ft). A stark demonstration of nature's power and beauty, the area can be explored on decked trails meandering between active spots. Make Lower Geyser Basin part of your personalized Yellowstone National Park itinerary using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .
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  • The Lower Geyser Basin is comprised of the Fountain Paint Pots and Firehole Lake Drive. The drive is one-way, takes about 10 minutes with no stops, and is a fun little detour. Fountain Paint Pots is a...  more »
  • Lower Geyser Basin has 2 attractions: 1) Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail: 0.5 mi/0.8 km boardwalk 2) Firehole Lake Drive: 3 mi/4.8 km one-way scenic drive My husband and I visited around 3pm on a Sund...  more »
  • While visiting Yellowstone National Park, be sure to set aside some time to tour the Lower Geyser Basin and take the one-way Firehole Lake Drive. You will drive right alongside numerous geothermal fea...  more »
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  • On the course of Fountain paint pot located at the end of the course of Fountain paint pot this area extends in the plain with geysers squirting a little. It is ideal for the picture because we're close to them. Access is facilitated by a road accessible wooden even for the disabled.
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