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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  • This was our first stop after entering from the West Entrance. This was a great introduction to the park as it has a examples of all of the geothermal features of the park. The boardwalk is easy to....  more »
  • Lower Geyser Basin is a huge area. There are trails to many thermal features but there are three easily accessible areas. Two of these are rather close together. Fountain Paint Pot Trail is the...  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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