Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

EASY 48 reviews
#14 of 203 trails in

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Wyoming that features hot springs. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

no dogs

walking
15 days ago

Amazing

walking
24 days ago

It is closer to Moderate but only because all the elevation is in the last 400 yards. The overlook provides a beautiful look of the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring that needs to be seen from the air to really appreciate it. Several buffalo along side the flat part of trail- remember just because you are on path doesn’t mean you should ignore safety distances!

hiking
25 days ago

Looking out across to the Grand Prismatic is one thing but taking the short hike to see it topside is a must do. One of my favorite geysers at Yellowstone!

2 months ago

An absolute must do trail

hiking
3 months ago

Yes, Yellowstone is incredibly busy and there will be people everywhere at the geyser basin trails, but in my opinion, it is totally worth dealing with the crowds. The Grand Prismatic is an absolutely beautiful geological wonder. The boardwalk is cool but the overlook is even better in my opinion.

hiking
5 months ago

Do this hike!! Everyone goes to the boardwalk but this beats the boardwalk all day, definitely worth your time!

9 months ago

Very beautiful

hiking
9 months ago

unforgettable view!

9 months ago

Amazing! Went in July 2016.

hiking
10 months ago

Nothing special along the trail but the view is stunning.

walking
10 months ago

very crowded but the view is worth it. parking isn't a problem before 10am.

10 months ago

Worth the view!

hiking
10 months ago

It's a long walk, with a lot of other people, and pretty much just for the finale. Nice spring but the trail itself wasn't very enjoyable

walking
11 months ago

So beautiful. This is the spring you see on all the postcards! Must see in Yellowstone. Absolutely love it here

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