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Boiling River

North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Hidden Gem in Yellowstone

Hard to find this one but really cool spot. We asked several people that worked there "what's your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aurora, Colorado
Hidden fun spot

Put on your walking shoes for the 1/2 mile hike. Conditions are primitive. Wear you bathing suit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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  • Average4%
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North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hard to find this one but really cool spot. We asked several people that worked there "what's your favorite thing to do in Yellowstone". That's how we've found neat things to do that aren't so well known. Somebody said parking's not great and you have...More

Thank AbeleTeam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Put on your walking shoes for the 1/2 mile hike. Conditions are primitive. Wear you bathing suit because there is no place to change. Hot springs flow into the Gardner River and rocks have been placed along the edge to slow down the current of...More

Thank barbara539
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not well marked out and not great parking. Long walk in. It was very hot, no change facilities at the river and only one unisex outhouse at parking lot so better to come dressed for swimming. No place to hide valuables at the river either...More

Thank Clint R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would be a great experience to soak where a Yellowstone hot spring flows into the Gardner river. BUT...couldn't find any place to get in &/or sit. People (tourists mostly) were pretty rude.

Thank nevernoway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my family's favorite thing we did. Thanks to an awesome review from a fellow TA rater we found it super easily - although parking can be tough. After a short walk down to the river you can walk in the river where Gardiner...More

Thank truckinchick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We capped off a day hiking on Bunsen Peak and touring Mammoth Hot Springs with a dip in the boiling river. Water shoes are a must as the river bottom is very rocky. Getting to the river is a ten minute walk from the parking...More

Thank Rebecca60745
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this in somebody's blog, and decided it was worth trying. A couple tips: 1- Go north past the Mammoth visitor center, campgrounds, all that. You'll definitely see if because of all the cars parked haphazardly along the road. 2- If you have water...More

Thank Winslow5289
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was a neat place and definitely worth stopping. My advice would be to go in the morning as it gets busier throughout the day. We drove by at 7 AM and no one was there vs busy when we went at 6 PM. It...More

1  Thank colry2
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

....Where hot springs mix with cool river water - find the 'sweet spot' and relax! Be sure to have water shoes or sandals because the rocks aren't easy on your feet! The water is crystal clear and the view is amazing!

Thank Annmarie1275
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Boiling River was a great experience. We stopped on our way out of the park and it was busy, even in the late afternoon. Though we had to walk, it was well worth. To relax one's muscles and float lazily really rejuvenated our party after...More

7  Thank Jonathan L
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Jonathan L | Reviewed this property |
Dear NEOhioCheryl, The river is not rocky in the warm part. I don't think he will have trouble. Just be careful when entering the river- find a pre-established route that is not too steep.
24 July 2016|
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Response from greysandy | Reviewed this property |
Just check with the rangers at the visitor center in Mammoth Hot springs. It is only a few miles from there.