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Grand Prismatic Spring

Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fairy falls” (102 reviews)
“ground level” (54 reviews)
Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We couldn't do the hike. The trail is open now and do not miss it. Due to the rising steam, we couldn't get a view as expected.

Thank 2happy_trippers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't get me wrong, this is still worth the walk to see. You can see lots of colors but the above photos you have probably seen are unbelievable. Definitely need to stop and see this.

Thank fritz s
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can see why some people may not rate this five starts and it was always our plan to go through with the hike and see it from above. Unfortunately they were doing construction that day and had closed the trail!! Nevertheless the color was...More

Thank chunerrrr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hot spring is really large, and much bigger than the ones surround Old Faithful. The board walk does a nice job of getting you as close as you can, but really they need to have a viewing platform from above. We were deterred by...More

Thank pjmdvm
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I went to Yellowstone for the day and this is the last thing that we saw after doing the whole loop in the park. It was probably around 7 or 8 in the evening and we had a great view of the...More

Thank Javin M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved seeing the spring. It was so clear and beautiful. The steam can block your view, but then the wind blew and you could see it. It looks so inviting and yet it is so dangerous.Very unique place.

Thank CarolG4590
Reviewed 5 days ago

You get to walk by the spring on a boardwalk, so you can't look down on it and that's where you get to see all the grandness, from above (saw it on TV). Still it was nice.

Thank Petnurse1958
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! I would recommend going early in the morning or evening while it's almost dark but not too dark!! There will be less of a crowd! It is a beautiful spot to explore the geysers.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place must go visit as it is so beautiful. However, there is no good high spot to look and take picture, but I understand why as this is a very dangerous place too, caution is a must. The color from the spring is so...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took some of my favorite pictures here. After a long day around old faithful, we were glad we took the time to stop here, as well as the artists paintspot.

Thank Jennifer K
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29 June 2017|
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Response from Jones_fromSouthGA | Reviewed this property |
Good question but sorry, I don't know the answer.
Divyesh P
1 June 2017|
Response from 361archiew | Reviewed this property |
Go to Yellowstone main page, google the visitors center and call them. This should address your question, contact their visitor's center. 307-344-7381
Steven C
15 January 2017|
Response from tizianaitaly5 | Reviewed this property |
please check at the park web site for news, below you can find something: "Area Closures near Grand Prismatic Spring The view of Grand Prismatic from the closed area The view of Grand Prismatic Spring from the closed... More
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