When at last it leveled out we were rewarded with a lovely view of the surrounding hills with the river trickling through the middle of it all. I am not sure the overlook would have been worth it in and of itself, but coupled with a geyser basin it was quite lovely. At the overlook the trail takes a hard right and drops right into the Monument Geyser Basin. The white, almost-lunar landscape could be seen through the trees as we approached. Puff of steam drifted off as well.