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Boiling River

North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Nebraska
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92 reviews 92 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great experience not to be missed. I would recommend wearing your bathing swimsuit before you head to the river. There is a pit toilet but no changing station. You are only 10 minutes from Mammoth Hotel or only about 10 minutes from the town of Grandier. Even in mid Sept., early morning, we walked out with only a shirt and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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195 reviews 195 reviews
77 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Truly an experience not to forget, but it's not exactly a secret spot. More and more people are finding it, but caution is needed as the hot water flowing down into the river is very hot, the stones can be slippery and people have gotten hurt. Water shoes should be worn. When the water level in the river is high... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I experienced Boiling River for the first time on 08/30/14. It was great! The boiling river is a place where natural hot springs flow from a hole in the ground into the river. The river water is cold. The spring water is HOT and where they meet is WONDERFUL! The river was not crowded and the people I did see... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a wonderful experience that you can't miss. It is not advertised in the park, and there are no road signs, but it is easy to find. When you are leaving the north entrance from the park (heading towards Gardiner), it is right at the Montana/Wyoming border. There are parking lots on both sides of the road and a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The river is wonderful and its great to soak in just be sure to not stay in the caves near by too long. The water exudes hydrogen sulfide which can starve the blood of oxygen if too much is inhaled...

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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is about 2.5 miles past Mammouth Hot Springs towards the north entrance to the park. There is no real signage but you will see a parking lot on both sides of the street after the Lava Creek hiking trail if you are driving North. It is a very short hike, about 1/3 of a mile, to the boiling river.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is 2.5 miles from Mammoth Springs, and 1/3 hike. Bring swimming clothes & soak until closing at the Gardner River. Great way to end the day.

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Deerfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Yellowstone includes the only natural spa like this. Ice cold snow-melt fed Gardiner River meets with waterfalls of Mammoth Hot Springs steaming hot water. Enter on the cold side, and move into the confluence of the two temps, until you meet your preferred soaking nirvana. Use of walking sticks was beneficial for navigating the stones on the bottom and the... More

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Hugo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband & I visited Boiling River after finding this gem on TripAdvisor. Thoroughly enjoyed the boiling water of the hot springs mixing with the freezing water of the river. The water current was very strong but people of all ages were having a blast! Don't leave without visiting this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited Boiling River while at Yellowstone Park with friends. Thoroughly enjoyed the boiling water mixing with the freezing water that was soaked with minerals. When we came out of the water the skin felt great. The water current was very strong but people of all ages were having a blast !!!!!! Don't leave without visiting this place.

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