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Fountain Pot Loop Family Ride

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 3.5 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great family friendly tour of Yellowstone with awesome scenery and wildlife.


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14.2

Miles

22.9

KM

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Singletrack

7,376' 2,248 m

High

7,169' 2,185 m

Low

356' 108 m

Up

353' 108 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed during winter months check the national park website for information.

Overview

A rare dirt ride in Yellowstone park that takes you through scenic valleys, lakes, and geysers. This ride was made into a loop using the main park road, but it can also be ridden as an out and back.

Need to Know

Please stay on the trail and watch out for Bison.

Description

This is a rare dirt ride in the national park. The trail is an old dirt road that appears to be ground up pavement and stone. The trail is very flat, but takes you through a great valley where bison tend to hangout all year.

Although it is outside of the main geyser basin area, there are still hotsprings and thermal pools along the trail. One of which is Ojo Caliente Spring, only 0.8 of a mile into the trail. The gravel trail continues to head South, taking you behind the Midway Geyser Basin and ending at the Fairy Falls trailhead.

The trail also goes by Goose lake and the back side of Grand Prismatic Springs. There are numerous side trips possible on foot and this is a very leisurely ride that is great to take the family on. During the summer months the main park road can get busy, but there is ample shoulder along the road to make the ride very enjoyable.

The route is well marked and easy to follow. This is a great way for bikers to get out of the car and explore!

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Chris Wandervans

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

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#47

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A really hot spring! From Fountain Pot Trail
Oct 9, 2014 near Old Fai…, WY

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Aug 1, 2019
Tyler Hincy
15mi
Jun 20, 2019
Steve H
Sep 8, 2015
Gary Wilson
Just rode to the Fairy Falls trail head, hiked to the falls, and back 7mi
Jul 4, 2014
Gabe Finkelstein