By Kathleen Haines

Lone Star Geyser

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
WY
Country
US
Nearest Area
Upper Geyser Basin
Town
Yellowstone National Park
Brief Directions

The trailhead for this multi-purpose path is located south of the Kepler Cascades parking area on the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park.

Notes

The geyser is not named for any connection to the state of Texas, but because it sits by itself in the backcountry. It is four air miles from another tall geyser, Old Faithful.

Description

An easy hike, walk or bike ride to a backcountry geyser south of Upper Geyser Basin. The 2.5 mile trail is mostly flat, partially paved, and follows the Firehole River through a beautifully unburned pine forest. In fall, the number of insects is down and the changing colors make this a terrific hike. The geyser erupts, on average, every three hours and observers maintain a log with the time and duration of previous eruptions. Bring bear spray if you plan to continue on the trail past the geyser as this is a bear frequenting area.

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Date Added
October 2, 2012
Date Taken
October 2, 2012

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