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Boiling River

North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's free, great fun especially for teenagers. About 3 miles north of Mammoth Springs on the way to the North Entrance. Car parks on both sides of the road. About half a mile walk along the river to the place where hot meets cold. Bring towels and some good foot wear that you can wear in the water as the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were just at this spot last week. We got there about noon and were lucky to find a parking spot. An RV tried to get in the parking lot but it was far too tight. We changed in the pit toilet and walked about 1/2 mile. There were many people there, and I talked to many of them. I'm... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really wanted to do this while visiting Yellowstone. But parking area was blocked off with sign saying it was temporarily closed because of high water level. Don't know how often this happens, but rangers said it might be available again in a week or so.

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Murfreesboro,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Let me preface this by saying we visited the Boiling River in January. Mainly to show off how strong we are, just think of us generally as superhumans. It was cold, but cold is relative and for weak humans. We got to the park at 8. The trail to the river is beautiful and a tad long when its say... More

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NJ
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My favorite natural hot tub! Have been here before and will definitely go again. We usually go here in winter so must be prepared to hike in the cold and get out of wet bathing suit and back into warm clothes quickly! Highly recommend water shoes/sandals, but I always forget so no worries, you can do without. Our accommodations in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We found out about it from the management at the Yellowstone Gateway Inn in Gardiner. They called it the worst kept secret in Yellowstone only because its not marked. Too funny. Its literally like a hot tub in the middle of nature. We'd go here each morning around 9 am...it can get crowded later....and would just soak for an hour... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

It was chilly, it was rainy, and I wanted hot springs. This is one of a small handful of places you can swim in Yellowstone, and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Now this is not your typical hot spring with bath water temperatures. It is a place were a scalding geothermal spring mixes with cold river water in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Don't bother with this in the summer, as it will be packed, but off-season it's a great place to spend an hour or two. Use caution: The water coming out of the boiling river is scalding hot. Contrarily, the Yellowstone is frigid. The river was running low when I was there last, so not a lot of water from the... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I found Boiling River by Googling for "swimming in Yellowstone." This is not a natural solitude type experience. You won't be the only ones there. While it does not show up on the official Yellowstone map, lots of people seem to know about it. Other reviews will tell you how to find it. Read them. We missed it at first.... More

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Czech republic
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We didn't plan to visit this place (to be honest we didn't know about it). Because of our trouble with the car we had to stay one more day in the Mammoth Campground. One local woman, who helped us a lot, recommended us this wonderful place for relax (Thank you Joy!). So we walked there from the Mammoth Campground and... More

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