Yellowstone Itinerary Day 3

West Yellowstone: Geyser Basins, Geological Features, and Old Faithful

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  • 51 mi
  • $11
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Created by The Stoke Fam - September 7th 2019

We saved the best for last in our 3 day itinerary. Spend the day exploring geysers, mineral springs, and, of course, Old Faithful!

Photo of Norris Geyser Basin
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Grand Loop Road at Norris, WY, US

Norris Geyser Basin

Take your time exploring the many different thermal features in this area. If you're lucky, you may even get to see Steamboat Springs erupt! Consider covering your vehicle to prevent damage from the geyser spray if there's a chance it may erupt while you are there.

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23mi 00h 39m

Grand Loop Road, WY, US

Fountain Paint Pots Trail

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A great little stop where we actually got to see mud pots...our 7 year old was so stoked! A boardwalk takes you on an easy walk through this area.

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1mi 00h 03m
Photo of Midway Geyser Basin
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Grand Loop Road, WY, US

Midway Geyser Basin

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The Grand Prismatic is beautiful from the Midway Geyser Basin, but if you really want the best views, head past Midway towards Fairy Falls Trail and take the split to the overlook. The rainbow of colors of the Grand Prismatic are even better from this vantage point.

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7mi 00h 14m

Yellow Stone National Park, Mammoth, WY, US

Old Faithful

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Make sure to check the eruption times when you arrive (or on the app), so you don't miss this beauty!

19mi 00h 32m
Photo of West Thumb Geyser Basin
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Grand Loop Rd, West Thumb, WY, US

West Thumb Geyser Basin

Last, but not least, West Thumb is gorgeous with its thermal features and the backdrop of Yellowstone Lake.

Banner Photo Credit: The Stoke Fam