“An alternate trail for horse parties around Shoshone Geyser Basin, not favored by hikers.”
— Tom Carter
Horses are not allowed in the Shoshone Geyser Basin. This alternate route begins with a ford of Shoshone Creek and leads horse parties around the geyser basin on the west side to a junction with the South Shore Shoshone Lake Trail
. The 2.3 mile trail stays mostly in the trees and is not a favored route for hikers.
Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone