Observation Point Loop- Upper Geyser Basin Trail

  • Stunning view from the Observation Point Trail in Yellowstone National Park.


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2 (miles)



~250 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)



Observation Point is an easy kid friendly hike the heart of Yellowstone National Park's geyser country. The trail climbs steadily then delights hikers with sweeping views of the Upper Geyser Basin. While still crowded by normal standards during peak season, it is far less so than the boardwalks surrounding Old Faithful. Watch for wildlife along the way, elk are often spotted! There is camping throughout Yellowstone National Park.

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Contact: Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

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