West Thumb Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour


Enhance your Yellowstone visit with this self-guided walking tour of West Thumb Geyser Basin, featuring steamy springs, gurgling geysers, and stunning views of Yellowstone Lake.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


  • Highlights
    • Delve into the geologic secrets of these volcanic wonders
    • Witness Thumb Geyser and the Surging Spring
    • Explore the mysteries of Twin Geyser and and Blue Funnel Spring
    • Discover the allure of Abyss Pool and the tranquil Black Pool
    • Snap scenic photos along the shores of Yellowstone Lake
  • Full description
    Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This half-mile tour takes under an hour to complete.

    Your journey through the West Thumb Geyser Basin begins next to the West Thumb Information Center. From here, you’ll begin your stroll along the boardwalk and learn about the complex hydrothermal systems underlying this fascinating geyser basin. Then watch those systems in action at the Surging Spring and Collapsing...  more
  • Includes
    • Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone
      Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App
      Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
      Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
      Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
      Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
      Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
      Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
      Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
      New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips!
      All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.
  • Exclude
    • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
      National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.