Although the vent of Chimney Cone
is quite large, scenically situated on the east bank of the Firehole River, it produces water only from a small opening at the base, usually just rising a few inches before flowing down orange, algae-lined channels into the river. The cone is easily viewed from the adjacent footbridge, half way along the short cut-off trail linking the east and west sections of the Upper Geyser Basin Loop. On the opposite side of the river is another inactive cone, known as Deleted Teakettle Geyser.
The tour of the basin continues by retracing steps back to the 4-way intersection in the middle of the Sawmill Group, continuing west along a short loop, to the next feature, Spasmodic Geyser
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