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Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nowhere else within YNP did we feel concerned about the future of this magnificent NP than at the Mud Volcano! This almost scary geyser reminded us of the scientific forecast of a possible volcano blowing up the entire NP, and perhaps a huge piece of...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yellowstone National Park has so much to offer. . our first stop after the visitor center was the amazingly bad smelling Mud Volcano. The amount of sulfur coming out of the various springs, geysers and other assorted geothermal activities gave the area a grand odor...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mud Volcano area is very acidic. Hence, the water has a dark brownish muddy colour and a rotten egg smell. It is home to Black Dragon's Calderon, Mud Volcano and Dragon's Mouth Spring. There is a 0.75 mi/1.2 km boardwalk. My husband and I...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

So interesting to watch the mud bubble and boil. Plain compaired to some of the other sites but interesting.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 6 December 2017

You have to see the geysers and mud pots. We went in the Fall and it was still crowded, but not like it would have been during the summer.

Thank Willowkara
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a short stop near Hayden Valley. The parking area isn't too big, so plan to arrive early or later in the day, as it can fill quickly. There is a short boardwalk trail through the thermal area. Bison have rubbed on the trees...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The microbial reactions here turn the hyrodgen sulfide into acid, which then dissolves the mud, resulting in bubbling, gurgling mud volcanos. There are a few different features here; aside from the Mud Volcano, we saw the Churning Cauldron, the Mud Geyser and the Dragons Mouth...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Mud Volcano area is unique and very different from what is normally believed to be a geyser. It is another interesting part of Yellowstone and Mother Nature.

Thank Teacher071
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Although it's right next to the street, it's not as spectacular as it sounds. If it's your first day, it's still interesting. If you've visited the other spots, it's not anymore.

Thank Jens F
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This attraction at Yellowstone is so fascinating yet so different from all the other attractions at Yellowstone. Be careful not to ingest the sulhur mist when walking near this attraction.

Thank Malenymac
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Response from Dennie E | Reviewed this property |
Because of the Winter snow fall, the geysers will be full, more water features. However we have been there in the early Spring and the weather can get cold and snowy. West Yellowstone is a great little town to stay and hang... More