West Thumb Area: Yellowstone Lake Overlook Trail - Yellowstone National Park

Distance, round trip: 2 miles

Estimated time: 1 hour

Difficulty: moderately strenuous

Trailhead: on the right as you enter West Thumb Geyser Basin parking area

Hike to a high mountain meadow for a commanding view of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake and the distant Absaroka Mountains. The loop trail ascends steeply, passing backcountry thermal features, then gradually descends through meadows and forest. 400 foot elevation gain near overlook.

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Phone: 307-344-7381

Yellowstone Lake Overlook Trail is located in the Grant Village and West Thumb Areas in Yellowstone National Park.

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