Tag - geothermal features

West Thumb Geyser Basin 13

West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Location: Yellowstone National Park Length: less than a mile GPS Coordinates: N 44 24.941 W 110 34.419 West Thumb Geyser Basin is a popular destination among tourists because it sits right on the shore of Yellowstone Lake. This area was formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago and is called the West Thumb caldera. It should be mentioned that this geyser basin is the largest one along the lake, most of geothermal features are located under the water of the lake. [...]

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Fountain Paint Pots in Yellowstone National Park

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Lower Geyser Basin Length: 0.7 miles GPS Coordinates: N 44 32.913 W 110 48.433 The Fountain Paint Pots Area is a must-visit destination in Yellowstone National Park that offers to explore all four kinds of geothermal features. Visitors will find here geysers, hot springs, pools, a fumarole and famous Fountain Paint Pot. The trail, leading to these geothermal features is an easy 0.7-mile trail, is good for all skill levels, and is accessible May-September. The Fountain Paint Post area [...]

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Upper Geyser Basin – home for the most famous geysers.

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Upper Geyser Basin GPS Coordinates: N 44 27.635 W 110 49.846 The Upper Geyser Basin is Yellowstone’s largest geyser basin and it has the highest concentration of hot springs in the world. The basin occupies the territory of about 1 mi2. This basin is home for the famous Old Faithful Geyser as well as for other numerous geothermal features. The whole day or even several can be spent here in exploration of this area, but please, follow general rules [...]