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Address: North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Unique experience in Yellowstone!

I am so glad I found this gem of an adventure. The parking lot is not well marked but it was easy enough to find! If you are coming from Gardiner, (you will need to pay the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Frisco, Texas
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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I am so glad I found this gem of an adventure. The parking lot is not well marked but it was easy enough to find! If you are coming from Gardiner, (you will need to pay the park fee) the entrance to the parking lot is on the left just after crossing the bridge. There is also a parking lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

You'll need to buy an entrance pass into Yellowstone NP. The hike in is short and flat. There are bushes to change behind if you aren't too shy. The Boiling River exits a nondescript slit in the ground and runs a short distance to it's confluence with the Gardiner river. The entrance into the Gardiner river is easy, but the... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Worth a stop if you're in the park! Natural hot spring mixes with the Gallatin River, rocks are stacked up in a few places to catch the water and make soaking pools. Wear river sandals as the bottom is quite rocky. If you forget your suit you can buy one in Gardiner at the t shirt shop.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I took my daughter here back in 98. She was 13 then and liked it so much that she made me take her back there the next day. It wasn't that crowded when we went which was in August. The river is very cold and the spring water is very hot but once you find a good spot where they... More 

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great hot water. Just a reminder that you have to get into the cold river water first to reach the nice hot water. But it is will worth it. Had a bald eagle fly right over us while we were relixing. Can't wait to do it again

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Never experienced anything like a dip in the "Boiling River" before! One step to the left and you're getting boiled like a lobster - a couple of steps right and you're in an ice box! Once you find the perfect spot near a boulder, it's total bliss. Don't miss the chance to enjoy one of nature's incredible experiences.

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We saw pics on Pinterest of the hot/cold water mixing together and could not skip it on our trip to Yellowstone. The boiling hot water (literally boiling - don't step too close) feeds into the freezing cold glacial water - which an unusual sensation. Parking was hard to find, and there are no change rooms there, so I suggest coming... More 

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Nebraska
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52 helpful votes 52 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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173 helpful votes 173 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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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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