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Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin Hike with Lunch

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Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin Hike with Lunch

Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides

From US$ 182 per person

Hike in to Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful Geyser with a naturalist guide. Take the path less traveled to the world's most famous geyser and supervolcano on this nature tour, with snacks and lunch.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Feast your eyes on colorful pools, bubbling hot springs, and erupting geysers
  • Hike alongside a guide to see the Old Faithful Geyser and the Old Faithful Inn
  • See signs of a supervolcano beneath your feet
  • Reach the Upper Geyser Basin to understand the complexity of a super volcano
  • Spot rare animals like elks, black bears, bisons, and more in Yellowstone
Full description

Explore an area home to more than half of the world's thermal features such as Old Faithful, Morning Glory Pool, and the Upper Geyser Basin. Learn about the unique geology of Yellowstone's hot spots and experience it firsthand on a guided hiking tour that includes snacks and lunch.

Meet your naturalist guide at the Biscuit Basin Trailhead. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink. After a brief safety presentation, hit the trail for a hike among geysers, hot springs, and steam vents. See the iconic Old Faithful Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, and many other thermal features along the boardwalks and trails of the Upper Geyser Basin. Hike alongside your guide to understand the environment around you.

Look for some of the rarest animals on earth. Watch for bisons on the trail as you explore a super volcano. You may see some geysers erupt such as Beehive Geyser, Grand Geyser, Castle Geyser, Grotto Geyser, Riverside Geyser, and Daisy Geyser.

  • Morning snack
  • Hot drink
  • Backpack for your necessities
  • Trekking pole
  • Bear spray
  • Picnic lunch
  • Naturalist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Park entrance fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Biscuit Basin Trailhead, Yellowstone National Park. It is located three miles north of Old Faithful. From Old Faithful Village: The trailhead is 3 miles from the historic Old Faithful Inn (10 minutes). Go north 2 miles from the overpass near Old Faithful Village. The trailhead parking lot is on the left side of the road. If you find yourself at Fairy Falls trailhead, you’ve gone too far. From Madison Junction: The trailhead is 14 miles from Madison Junction three-way stop. It takes 20 minutes. Go south from Madison Junction. The trailhead is on the right side of the road 2 and a half miles past the Fairy Falls trailhead. If you see Black Sand Basin on your right, you’ve gone too far (if you are at the overpass to Old Faithful, make yourself a u-turn). If you're not staying inside the Yellowstone National Park, it takes approximately 1 hour of driving from West Yellowstone, MT, or 2 hours from Gardiner, MT to get to the meeting location of this tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Feeding animals
  • Touching the exhibits
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • The tour takes place rain or shine
  • The hike takes place at an elevation of 6,200 feet and includes up and downhill along 6 miles of trail and boardwalk
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La Nostra guida, Hoover, è stata molto gentile e ci ha raccontato molti dettagli. Il prezzo un po’ caro, il pranzo era toast un po’ triste, crudo…

August 7, 2022

Marissa was an informative and friendly guide!

August 16, 2022

September 10, 2022

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