Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / 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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  • Don't miss a single pull off at Yellowstone National Park as the pandemic is here and you are not allowed to do much else.  more »
  • This basin is technically two parts. The Fountain Paint Pots and Firehole Lake Drive. The Fountain Paint Pots is a MUST! Its a short boardwalk loop just off the main road and has numerous mud pots.....  more »
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  • Nothing to complain. This place is just amazing. You can see huge smoke coming out of geyser far away. Most geysers are close to each other so you don't need to walk far to see all of them. It also has several hot spring pools. The constant erupting geyser here makes your life easy to take videos
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