Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring
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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,718 contributions
Oct 2022
The beauty of this hot spring is seared into my memory. I have visited on several occasions. Still its beauty is clear in my mind. Simply a must for everyone when in Yellowstone.
Written 21 January 2023
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Rose P
Alpine, CA356 contributions
Jun 2022
This area is extremely popular and parking can be difficult, also may want to check weather conditions because if there is a lot of steam rising, you may not be able to see this area clearly. Such was the case for us.
Written 14 December 2022
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Thomas&Tammy
Hammond, LA87 contributions
Oct 2022
It was really cool to see this area. The boardwalk is nice. The colors are awesome. I did not see how to get to the overlook here, though. It could be difficult to photograph, depending on the strong sun, steam, and angle.
Wife & I really enjoyed seeing this!
Written 31 October 2022
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Lorne B
Toronto, Canada523 contributions
Nov 2021
The colours were stuffed that dreams are made of.
Pictures, while incredible - do not do justice.
It was really busy, but the hike out isn't that bad at all.
Written 24 October 2022
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Sarah G
Harrogate, UK1,417 contributions
Sep 2022
Stunning, the sight I most wanted to see and didn't disappoint. You need to go to the look out above though to get the best view, there is so much steam when you are up close that you can't really see it.
Written 9 October 2022
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vaughanm1976
Amarillo, TX605 contributions
Sep 2022
We hiked the trail to the overlook above the Grand Prismatic Spring. It was cloudy so we did not get the best effect of the colors but it was still awesome. The trail is longer than the guide books indicate but it is an easy path and well worth the time and effort.
Written 6 October 2022
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Dianna P
Independence, Missouri768 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Grand prismatic springs is also a long walk but not as long as the morning Glory pool because it's not such a high incline. If I were to choose between the two and I weren't used to walking I would choose grand prismatic spring.
Written 2 October 2022
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laurieu2018
Delray Beach, FL12 contributions
Sep 2022
Our most favorite thing in Yellowstone. Make sure you park at Fairy Falls and hike up to the overview, but make sure you do this in the afternoon. We did it both in the morning and again the next day in the afternoon - huge difference! It OK to fight the afternoon crowds for this activity. I had read that tip and decided to forgo the advise. Take it from me heed the afternoon visit advice. Totally worth it!
Written 29 September 2022
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,600 contributions
Sep 2022
My favourite view in the park. You might have to queue for the car park as even in mid September this was a busy part of the park. You then walk across a bridge over the river and up to the main springs which are beautiful. It was very hot on a warm day so bring hats and water but be careful not to drop anything as you walk around the board walk. Stunning.
Written 29 September 2022
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trouthook69
Belton, TX494 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
One of the most unique sites in the park. The vibrant colors produced by the chemicals and bacteria are mind boggling. Beautiful one way boardwalk around the area which also has other pools and small geysers. A must stop when in park
Written 28 September 2022
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