We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Midway Geyser Basin

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Grand Loop Road, Midway between Madison & Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 418 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 258
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice spot

This is a nice stop while driving the park. You can walk and get close enough for good photos but it feels safe. I didn't see many animals in this area which surprised me. But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
LostALot22
,
Lombard, Illinois
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 342: English reviews
Lombard, Illinois
Level Contributor
1,576 reviews
710 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a nice stop while driving the park. You can walk and get close enough for good photos but it feels safe. I didn't see many animals in this area which surprised me. But like most places in the park it's really beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank LostALot22
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
352 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Midway Geyser Basin can be viewed from a boardwalk trail that has been constructed to protect the mud from visitors feet traipsing over, This does not stop the illiterate elk. We saw their prints, but no elk. There are lots of notice boards with information about the area and explanations about the colours due to the micro-organisms responsible for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lindagreenacre
Level Contributor
252 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Words failed me when I saw the Grand Prismatic Spring. The rainbow color is everywhere. It is said that it would be great to look down from the nearby mountain top.

Helpful?
Thank Yali L
Westville, Indiana
Level Contributor
358 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A must do if it's your first time to Yellowstone. Parking can be daunting. Come here early in the morning or after dinner & you can skip the added stress.

Helpful?
Thank ccindyk48
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Midway Geyser Basin includes the Grand Prismatic Spring, Excelsior Geyser Crater, Turquoise Pool, and Opal Pool along with the Firehole River to cross over. Amazing walk and worth it in so many ways, a must see while in Yellowstone. Weather was great the day that I visited, around 80 degrees and slightly cloudy. Hold onto your belongings as gust... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TravelingMedTech
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
913 reviews
476 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is my favorite of all of the Geyser basins. The colors created by the Bacteria Mats are amazing. To see the water come from the Excelsior Geyser and Grand Prismatic Pool and run down to the river is really awe inspiring.

Helpful?
Thank csarchibald
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
229 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

On our way into Yellowstone we stopped to see almost all the geysers. Unfortunately we (four of us) didn't realize that the tour we signed up for on the following day was exactly what we already saw. The guys did the tour again but my friend and I decided to sit it out. We sat on the bench while a... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShirleyE601
Amsterdam, New York
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were taken away by the different geysers in the Yellowstone area. The venting of the steam was a sight to see.

Helpful?
Thank Richard D
Long Valley, New Jersey
Level Contributor
474 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Midway Basin is the home to Grand Chromatic Springs. It as also full of wonderful colors elsewhere. Get here early as the car park fills up early, specially as the lower carpark south of here is closed due to construction. There are a lot of people here, and many of them are completely inconsiderate, particularly the ones carrying selfie sticks... More 

Helpful?
Thank OziDiver
Budapest
Level Contributor
641 reviews
422 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is spectacular as if you were on another planet! The colors and the landscapes are just fascinating. There and endless things to see wherevever you go! One can spend a month in Yellowstone or even more! :-)

Helpful?
Thank OZS969

Travellers who viewed Midway Geyser Basin also viewed

Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 

Been to Midway Geyser Basin? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Midway Geyser Basin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?