West Thumb Geyser Basin

West Thumb Geyser Basin, Wyoming, USA

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Viewing area in Yellowstone.

Much to explore at the West Thumb Geyser Basin, which we highly recommend.

West Thumb Geyser Basin is an incredibly interesting and beautiful viewing area. A great alternative to Grand Prismatic, or in addition, the geological features are magnificent. It’s the smallest of all of the geyser basins in Yellowstone, but it’s located next to Yellowstone Lake which adds to its aesthetic appeal and has the most to offer in terms of hot springs, pools, mud pots, fumaroles and lakeshore geysers. Be sure to walk around the full loop to experience it fully.  We recommend going right from the parking lot and looping around and finishing with the most dramatic scene, overlooking the massive Lake Yellowstone, it’s truly unique.




Caitlin Iseler
Washington, D.C.
Caitlin Iseler, happyly founder and CEO, was born in New York and is one of eight children. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and the chance to sit at one table with her favorite 40 people. Caitlin and her family live in Jackson, Wyoming. Caitlin is married to Thomas and they have three children that she adores more than anything. Being a mom has always been something she dreamt of and it brings her great joy. While attending the University of Virginia, she was a member of the National & ACC Championship Teams. Before starting happyly, Caitlin spent 15 years working in executive search with technology companies.
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