Monument Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park

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Monument Geyser Basin

This small, nearly dormant basin lies at the top of a very steep one-mile trail. Thermos-bottle shaped geyser cones are remnants of a much more active time.

How do I get to the Monument Geyser Basin?

Just after the Gibbon River Bridge, 5 miles south of Norris Junction, you can park and follow the 2 mile round-trip trail to the Monument Geyser Basin. The trail starts out easy along the Gibbon River and then becomes very steep as it climbs 500 feet.

What will I see once I'm there?

This dormant geyser area sits up on a hill above the Gibbon River. You'll find a variety of bizarre looking dormant cones and a few steam vents. Monument Geyser is 8 feet tall and only 2 feet wide. It's a great place to get away from the crowds as it's not often visited.

When can I visit Monument Geyser Basin?

It's only accessible via a 2 mile round-trip hiking trail and best visited during the summer months.