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Boiling River

Address: North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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200 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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