Distance, round trip: 2 miles
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty: moderately strenuous
Trailhead: on the right as you enter West Thumb Geyser Basin parking area
Hike to a high mountain meadow for a commanding view of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake and the distant Absaroka Mountains. The loop trail ascends steeply, passing backcountry thermal features, then gradually descends through meadows and forest. 400 foot elevation gain near overlook.