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5-Mile Geyser Hiking Tour in Yellowstone with Lunch

This tour uses the Biscuit Basin Trailhead to start the five-mile loop hike through the entire Upper Geyser Basin and returning to Biscuit Basin. This is the only hiking tour of its kind offered regularly in Yellowstone. We encounter the very busy Old Faithful area as the mid-point of our hike. Sections of this hike are on boardwalk. There are also sections on dirt trail where there are few other hikers. We encounter wildlife from time to time including bison and bear. Your guide will have a bear spray.

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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Bottled water - Guests must bring 2 liters of water per person. The water in Yellowstone is very good to drink so perhaps consider a refillable water bottle for to use on your entire vactation.
    • The guest must bring a rain jacket or pancho.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Upper Geyser Basin, Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

    Yellowstone’s famous Old Faithful is a must-see on everyone’s trip to Yellowstone National Park. This is a nice way to tour the Old Faithful area. Don’t get stuck in the busy traffic at Old Faithful! Meet us at the Biscuit Basin Trailhead to see Yellowstone’s most famous geyser, avoiding parking problems. Explore geysers, hot springs, steam vents and mud pots along the Firehole River. The hike is a six hour, six-mile loop. There are some ups and downs along the hike as we follow boardwalks and dirt trails, totaling 500 feet of elevation gain. We learn about the supervolcano we sit in as we enjoy a hearty picnic lunch next to exploding waters. Yellowstone Hiking Guides provides a morning snack, hearty picnic lunch, bear spray, backpacks, optical gear, trekking poles, and a professional guide.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Old Faithful, Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

    The geyser erupts every 90 minutes. We usually see it from a couple of different locations throughout the Upper Geyser Basin and up close.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, WY

    We stop by the Old Faithful Inn briefly. A restroom is available here. The Inn is a National Historic Landmark. The architecture of this early 1900s log building is unique. It hosts a massive fireplace and knobby pine accents.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Daisy Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, WY

    One of Yellowstone's lesser known geysers, this is a gem. Eruptions times can vary on this one.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY

    After hiking the Upper Geyser Basin we loop back to Biscuit Basin via Daisy Geyser. The Sapphire Pool in Biscuit Basin will be one of the last amazing hot springs we visit on the hike.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY

    This is a rugged little trail that we follow up above the boardwalks of the Upper Geyser Basin for great views. There is a great views of Old Faithful and other geysers from up there is you are able to time it right. The vista also offers stunning observations of the Yellowstone Caldera, the super-volcano crater that has been sculpted by various eruptions.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Biscuit Basin Trailhead, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Activity ID: V-23667P4

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