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Monument Geyser Basin Trail

Difficulty: Difficult Appears deceptively easy.
Elevation Gain: 600 Feet (187.0 Meters)
Length: 1.0 Mile (1.6 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer

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General Description

Monument Geyser Basin Trail, located near Norris, offers a difficult two mile hike that meanders along a gentle gradient following the Gibbon River then it turns sharply uphill and climbs 500 feet in 1/2 mile to the top of the mountain! Footing is on eroding geyserite and rhyolite, somewhat reminiscent of ball bearings. The geyser basin is a very interesting collection of dormant cones of varying sizes. One resembles a thermos bottle! Most of the activity here has dried up; hikers looking for exciting thermal activity will be disappointed, but those looking for adventure will find it. Remind folks to stay on trail!

Directions from Norris Junction: Travel 5 miles south on the Norris-Madison road, just after Gibbon River Bridge.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through Late September .

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ICON Hiking & Walking Monument Geyser Basin Trail

Related Activities
Artist Paint Pots Trail - Artist Paint Pots Trail, located near Norris, offers an easy one mile roundtrip hike.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168 , Yellowstone, WY, 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381


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