West Thumb

Geyser Basin

The West Thumb Geyser Basin sits on the shores of Yellowstone Lake and extends into the Lake too. Get on the boardwalk, the hardest decision is to go left or right and once that is decided just walk in a big loop; takes about an hour to make the loop.


The West Thumb Geyser Basin Loop (Photo by RSheridan)

Interesting Facts:  West Thumb is about the same size as Crater Lake in Oregon. Plus West Thumb is a caldera within the a caldera, the Yellowstone Caldera.

Yellowstone Lake


West Thumb & Yellowstone Lake (Photo by RSheridan)


Yellowstone Lake (Photo by RSheridan)


Yellowstone Lake (Photo by RSheridan)


The Famous Fishing Cone (Photo by RSheridan)

The Famous Fishing Cone is famous because back in the day a man was fishing in Yellowstone Lake for trout and the trout fell in the cone and raised to the surface of the cone boiled. NO you cannot do this today!

Pools


The Beautiful Black Pool (Photos by RSheridan)


Abyss Pool (Photos by RSheridan)

Mud Pot


My BEST Mud Pot Photo! (Photo by RSheridan)

A Short Loop of Geysers Worth Exploring! You will LOVE the Views of Yellowstone Lake too!

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