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Bizarre is the only word for this place...not like the rest of Yellowstone at all. Definitely recommend.

The lake behind the geysers made it that much more interesting...one of my favorite geyser basins.

Loved it! Way back up is tough but well worth the view at the bottom!

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.

Real cool spot to check out some hot springs

Interesting but other spots in Yellowstone are nicer.

Very cool to walk around here.

This trail was worth it! I recorded one mile of total hiking, and that took about forty five minutes. This trail is very steep and is switchbacks the whole way, so I highly recommend wearing sturdy athletic or hiking shoes. The trail is pretty broad; it can handle two way traffic. And the falls are so gorgeous. The sound of the water rushing off of the falls is so soothing. You can take breathtaking pictures. You can also see the Upper Falls, although not as well. Definitely an awesome adventure!

So many switch backs but a great little walk to see the waterfall.

Great hike just always crowded.

lots of steps

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.

A nice short walk.

Very pretty and worth the steep climb back up. It’s switchback trail that depends 600 feet.

Be careful on the road section. Some drivers aren’t considerate of walkers

More geysers. All unique

I personally enjoyed the beautiful pools of West Thumb even more than the Grand Prismatic area. It features beautiful views of Yellowstone Lake, and the pool depths and colors are other-worldly. The trail offers a brochure that talks about each feature that can either be returned or they ask for a dollar donation.

nice walk along the lake. can be quiet windy but beautiful with the pools.

dragon's mouth spring was the neatest feature here. the mud pots at artists paint pots are cuter, lol.

stick to the lower falls

unreal views. seriously looks like a painting.

interesting views exclusive to northern yellowstone. a little too tourist-y and crowded for my taste.

Pretty but not as thrilling a hike as the lower falls

Nice walk. Beautiful views.

Mammoth Hot Springs are definitely interesting and worth a look; the low rating is largely driven by the absurdity of including the upper terrace as a "trail" when it is nothing but a road just wide enough for cars. Do NOT hike the upper terrace; if you wish to see those features, do that loop by car as the Parks Service clearly intends. The lower terrace has a series of pedestrian boardwalks and stairs that facilitate an interesting walkabout to view the beautiful travertine formations around the hot springs. There are a couple of placards describing the basic process by which these types of features formed, but there is almost no information provided as to what explains their various names and histories. Bottom line: this is an easy stop that is a worthwhile roadside attraction but is not a "trail" or a "hike" per se, and All Trails should know better than to mark a narrow car-only road (upper terrace) as a "trail."

a short boardwalk stroll to very beautiful thermal pools
get there before it warms up to see the steam wafting through the air

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5 months ago

So many mud pots. It's my first time to see the boiling mud. Very cute.

It's not as large as the lower fall but still deserve to come to see.

Woooo! It's so cool to see the fall just beside it. I'm shocked by the beauty and sound. Fortunately I also see rainbow here. Two rainbows!

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