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Best place to see the paint pots in Yellowstone!

This short jaunt was like walking out onto an alien planet. The trees give way to a landscape you won’t see anywhere else on Earth.

walking
27 days ago

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with what she is capable of. Fascinating stop this was!

Car pullout with small walking path overlooking the falls. Not really a trail, but a beautiful view!

This is an easy boardwalk that offers lovely views. However, to really enjoy the Grand Prismatic Spring I’d suggest taking the overlook trail.

This is an awesome little trail to get a sample of a lot of the wonders of Yellowstone. There are some sections with stairs, which, during our October visit, were caked in ice and really tricky to manage for children. Worth it though!

bird watching
3 months ago

Beautiful falls. Got to see a bald eagle come up the river and fly over the falls.

Cold morning created a beautiful steam-filled, icy wonderland. Very easy walk but worth staying a few minutes at each thermal feature to listen and observe. Have to say Vixen was my favorite - nice small geyser, spurting away and then just stopped, starting up again in a minute or so. Amazing.

Such diversity in one park continues to inspire. The paintpots are beautiful and very entertaining to watch.

i surprisingly enjoyed this more than i thought i would, lol. i started out at the old faithful area so maybe by that time i was already geyser'd out since i found the paint pots so bubbly cute! i'd suggest going clockwise (hang to the left) to save the best (mud pots) for last.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful

Very amazing! Come early to avoid too many people. When I went there, there is so much fog that I cannot see my friend near me. Interesting!

hiking
5 months ago

It's colorful and beautiful here.

hiking
5 months ago

The fall is beautiful. Be sure to walk to the end of the trail to obtain a good visual angel to see the fall.

A interesting hike. Lots of mud pots. One of the advantage of this trail is that there will not be so many visitor as other places in Yellowstone. You can get peace here.

The grand Grand Prismatic Spring is certainly one of the most deserve to see in the Yellowstone. However, It's too large to see the whole prism besides it. I suggest to hike both this trail and the other trail going to the mountain besides the prism and see it from above.

This our first stop and exposure to thermal activity. This was cool and worth the stop but it was crowded

walking
5 months ago

Quick walk in a geyser area. But it's very crowded and parking can take a while.

hiking
6 months ago

Won’t call it a hike, but great views from the overview locations 600’ and 1200’ down a sidewalk from the parking lot.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy boardwalk hike. Parking can be horrendous! Kids loved the trail and we loved the “new” hot springs and mud pots.

great to do first thing in morning so have place to yourself!

walking
6 months ago

Another beautiful sight at Yellowstone. Kid friendly and short enough to keep my four year old from getting tired and fussy.

Fun little walk through all the geysers. Loved watching all the steam in front of the mountains.

Loved this little walk through all the paint pots. Fun little walk

6 months ago

can't beat the view for such a short easy hike!

walking
7 months ago

Pretty easy boardwalk to follow, interesting sights, restrooms less than desirable.

walking
7 months ago

Nice easy trail with several views but noticed some people not paying attention and nearly pushed some people off the boardwalk. Crowded so go early.

Awesome hike. Family friendly too!

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome short hike.

walking
7 months ago

Beautiful but crowded

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