West Thumb Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Viewing area in Yellowstone.
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.