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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the many sights you don't want to miss. Try not big the other visitors by getting carried away with taking selfies.

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed yesterday

Very photogenic. The smoke coming from it and the different colors that curl around like flames. Try to go on a clear day. When the sun shines on it, the colors are brighter.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JanoekB2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Upon seeing Prismatic Spring for the 1st time, my thought ws: This is THE MOST beautiful thing I have ever seen in nature. Minerals in ther ground produced this. All those colors: reds, oranges, blues, greens, together in one spot, OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! Pictures, videos...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank redngold4life
Reviewed 3 days ago

The GPS is really something to see but you'll need to plan your visit to get the most out of it. Since we were in Yellowstone during the busy summer time, we went to the overlook early one morning to avoid the crowds. However, due...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank melfc100
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's nice to hike around the Grand Prismatic Hot Springs. On the boardwalk you are immersed in the steam and smells of sulfur. But the best view of the hot spring is at the Overlook. Park at the Fairy Falls trailhead, just south of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SHamilton7789
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was disappointed in the grand prismatic spring, but was also very nice other springs on the same walk

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marius P
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was sraining the day we visited it was raining and thee fog caused by the heat of the pools and the cool air covered most of the geysers but it was still an awesome thing to see. Our pictures came out better than what...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This spring and those around it are fascinating. Get the Junior Ranger guide to better understand what temperature each color indicates.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to this however as other reviewers have said on a cold day there's so much steam that you can't see anything. Friends had been there in the summer and it was spectacular! We did walk the trail to the viewpoint...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank elmac40
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is on a boardwalk and not very far. There are other springs there as well. We were there on a cold day and there was lots of steam

Date of experience: October 2019
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June 20, 2019|
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Response from kaylee_morr | Reviewed this property |
There is a short uphill part of the trail but people of all ages were hiking the trail. It is not long at all, less than I mike I would guess. There are a couple of geysers along the way too so it feels like a short trip... More
May 16, 2019|
Response from Shalika W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will definitely be snow that time of the year . Best thing you could do is to call the park and ask for information about the roads. Yes most of the hiking trails will be close specially the prismatic area . hope... More
March 22, 2019|
Response from CDH075 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, September can be very unpredictable (weather) so hopefully you will luck out and get a clear day to enjoy the Grand Prismatic Spring! We visited in mid September and one day it was clear and warm (high 60's) and the... More