Yellowstone Lake Overlook

West Thumb Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

Round trip 1.5 miles (2.4 km), moderately strenuous.

Caution: Hydrothermal Area. Stay on designated trail and abide by detour signs at all times.

The trail begins at a trailhead marker near the entrance to the West Thumb Geyser Basin parking area and climbs through burned forest and a mountain meadow to a commanding view of Yellowstone Lake and the Absaroka Mountains. This trail is mostly level, with a moderately strenuous 400 foot (121 m) elevation gain near the overlook.

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