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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Yellowstone/Western Wyoming

Quick Facts

Fountain Paint Pot Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.5 Miles (0.83 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer




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General Description

Fountain Paint Pot Trail, located near Old Faithful, offers an easy 0.5 loop. Yellowstone's four types of thermal features can be seen in one short walk: geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles. A trail guide is available for this area, which also includes the Firehole Lake Drive area.

Directions from Old Faithful: Travel 8 miles north to the Parking area.

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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Fountain Paint Pot Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Sites Yellowstone's four types of thermal features can be seen in one short walk: geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles.
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes



Related Activities
Old Faithful Visitor Center - Old Faithful Visitor Center, Located only 200 yards from Old Faithful Geyser, features 110 seat auditorium, evening ranger led programs, Yellowstone Association, and combination ranger station, backcountry office, and clinic across the street. District Naturalist and District Library also nearby.



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