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Monument Geyser Basin

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Cool experience, but strenuous.

It was fun to visit monument geyser basin, but it was quite a bit of work to get there. You will be hiking up some relatively steep terrain. I would hike it again, but keep in... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2013
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St. Cloud, MN
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Provo, Utah
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This is rated number 2 for geysers to see in the park. Don't waste your time. Instead walk across the road and look at the geysers right there by the gibbon river, they are way better! The only thing this was good for was a nice trail run training for my tri the end of this month. It is a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We noticed a lot of areas especially on the east side that appeared to have been on fire. Acres and acres that are charred. Ranger said fire happens a lot. But only a few real big ones. They just let nature take its coarse with the dead wood.

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Thank Darlene H
Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

There's a reason not many people make it here, it's a good stiff climb up more than 213 m over 2 1/4 km to reach this lesser-known attraction in Yellowstone. There are no gorgeous blue pools here. There are no boardwalks and no signs. This is simply an eerie and beautiful thermal region that is missed by the casual a... More 

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Thank jesse o
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

My son and I did this hike on the same day that we went to the Grand Canyon area and had done two steep trails there. It was also about 3 days after I got out of the hospital with a really really bad stomach bug. Needless to say, I was really not prepared for this hike (and we should... More 

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Thank Mosslady53
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This was a favorite during our trip. There are many geysers. They are all interesting to watch and take in.

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Thank CaseyJones6325
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

This trail starts out fine, along the beautiful Gibbon River. But that changes, take it from a senior adult in his mid 70s. The trail is fairly short at 2 miles round trip, but it climbs nearly 650 feet in a little over a half mile. And when you do get to the top of the ridge, this geyser basin... More 

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St. Cloud, MN
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

It was fun to visit monument geyser basin, but it was quite a bit of work to get there. You will be hiking up some relatively steep terrain. I would hike it again, but keep in mind it is quite a bit more work to hike than the more well-known basins.

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Thank smartman89
USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

The trail goes along the Gibbon River and then climbs up with beautiful views down to the meandering river. It's a nice little workout to climb up. The geyser basin has an otherworldly quality. One can sit on the cliff and take in the view after looking at all the features. There are parking places for about 5 vehicles in... More 

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Thank denalicat
DENVER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Definately worth seeing if you are in Yellowstone. Getting there is easy. Take the road connecting Madison and Norris and look West. It's just south of the artists paintpots. But parking at any time from 9am on is a game of musical chairs. You can wind up circling and circling the parking lot until a space opens up. Unfortunately there's... More 

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Pratt
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

I worked at Yellowstone a few years ago and this is one of those hikes that we did on an afternoon off of work. The hike up is well worth the view. It is off the beaten path and worth it.

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