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Grand Prismatic Spring is the highlight and you can view that from an overlook that connects to a short trail. The other features on the boardwalk, also easy and short, are interesting but this is Yellowstone, and you are surrounded at every turn by the...More
If in Yellowstone this is and essential. Three different volcanic systems converge and the result is majestic, ethereal and unique.
BUT the parking is terrible. You might be lucky with a space, we weren't, and had to park up on the highway and hike back.
This was probably the most crowded place we visited. It's nice to view the river that runs along the geothermals. There's not much of great interest here aside from Grand Prismatic. And since you're viewing it at eye level, you do not see the prism...More
This was so well worth a visit! The area is simply beautiful and very unique. The colors are truly magnificent. I don't think a visit to Yellowstone would be complete without spending a few minutes, at least, at this site.
There is more to this basin than just the grand prismatic pool. There are other fascinating features as well. Take your time to look at the other springs and features. Excelsior Geyser is also worth lingering around.