Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Artist Paint Pots

Artist Paint Pots is a small but lovely thermal area just south of Norris Junction. A one-mile round trip trail leads to colorful hot springs, two large mudpots, and through a section of forest burned in 1988.

Adjacent to this area are three other off-trail, backcountry thermal areas: Sylvan Springs, Gibbon Hill Geyser Basin and Geyser Creek Thermal area. These areas are fragile, dangerous and difficult to get to; travel without knowledgeable personnel is discouraged.