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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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Kitchener, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Hugo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our two teenagers loved this short stop at Boiling River! I was sad I didn't bring my bathing suit because my kids had fun walking through the confluence of the ice-cold river and the scalding-hot spring and settling at the bottom where it was toasty warm. I did wade in but it would have been really fun to soak for... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We LOVED this spot! We only found it because our kids saw the people walking along a path by the Gardner River and wanted to stop fr a walk. As we got closer to the parking area, we noticed everyone had swimming attire and towel with them. We were not prepared and knew nothing of this little gem so we... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

When we got there boiling river was closed. It opened up and we got to go before we left. It is on the left side of the road heading south after coming into the park at Gardner. It is interesting to sit in water that is burning on one side of your body and freezing on the other. You have... More

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