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Basin Bay Trail

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Short spur trail connects the only feasible boat landing with Shoshone Geyser Basin.


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7,819' 2,383 m

High

7,798' 2,377 m

Low

5' 2 m

Up

20' 6 m

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3%

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Features Geological Significance · Hot Spring · Lake · Views

Backcountry hydrothermal areas are not equipped with boardwalks. Scalding-hot water or steam can lie beneath a thin crust. Use extreme caution when entering Shoshone Geyser Basin. Stay on well-worn paths and away from areas devoid of vegetation. Remember, careless activity in backcountry thermal areas is not only dangerous, but destructive to these rare and fragile features.

Description

This short trail connects Basin Bay (on the western tip of Shoshone Lake) to Shoshone Geyser Basin. Boaters use the landing here to reach the geyser basin. Because of the marshy delta created by Shoshone Creek south of Basin Bay, this is only feasible landing to reach the basin. Runners may also enjoy taking this short spur trail to get nice views of the lake.

Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.

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Tom Carter

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Heading out on a kayak journey?
Sep 10, 2015 near Old Fai…, WY

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