Here for a link to an interactive map of Yellowstone National Park. There is an entrance fee for Yellowstone National Park, but no permit is required to hike to the Artists Paintpots in the Gibbons Geyser Basin.
Norris Geyser Basin, in the equally large but less active Gibbon Geyser Basin. The most popular thermal feature in the Gibbon Geyser Basin is the Artists Paintpots, which is a group of over 50 springs, geysers, vents and mud pots that exhibit varying shades of blue, grey and brown, and have a range of different textures, with the behavior changing during the year depending on the amount of subterranean water. There are multiple thermal features to see while on this hike. The boardwalk guiding you through the thermal features was is in good condition and allows you to get up close to them.
Rating: Elevation Gain: Minimal (Easy), Distance: 1.2 Miles Roundtrip (Easy).
Time to Complete Hike: 30 - 45 Minutes.
View Artists Paintpots in a larger map