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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike up the hillside and get a great view of Grand Prismatic Spring. We encountered a Bison guarding the trail on the way in, minor dely. We hiked off trail to get great pictures.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well worth the hike around it. The colors are amazing and pictures to do not do it justice. You need to look at it from different angles and sides of the springs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chez442002
Reviewed February 22, 2019

This is an Incredible pool and I could have spent ages just looking at it, the colours are so striking. To get the best view you need to park by the Fairy Trail and walk up to the viewing platform. We also parked up at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jellybaby67
Reviewed February 20, 2019

If you only see one hot spring in the park, make it this one. Although you can not get too close to it, you will still be able to see the many distinct colors visible in the pool.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PAboyinFL
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Recently working at a visitor center near Yellowstone National Park, there was one questions I had to answer every single day: "What is the one thing I can't miss in Yellowstone?" The answer is NOT Old Faithful, it's the Grand Prismatic Spring. It's an unearthly,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SallyWaters
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The place could be a little crowded when the tour buses arrive. It was a place of wonder with beautiful color spring.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lizt B
Reviewed February 8, 2019

There are two viewing areas here, one where the majority go which is a boardwalk around part of it, the other is higher up where you get the full effect of the colours and size. This area is well worth finding, it's past the pool...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 31Elaine
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

Loved the boardwalk stroll around Grand Prismatic, but it was not what we expected - seeing the spring from ground level is much different than the photos you see. Fortunately, the other active features, as well as the river are rewarding and interesting. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DoubleA_CO
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Yellowstone National Park is packed with beautiful locations for you to enjoy and photograph and Grand Prismatic Spring is definitely one of them. The easiest way to see it is to pull off the highway 191 and park at the dedicated parking lot (can be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RoadSideViews
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I have been a world travel since 1965, now in Bagan Burma (Myanmar) for the younger generation. I am an America and have been through Yellowstone Nation Park many times, I hope to see it again before departing this world. It is spectacular, larger the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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F4035ZZalexc
March 22, 2019|
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Response from CDH075 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, September can be very unpredictable (weather) so hopefully you will luck out and get a clear day to enjoy the Grand Prismatic Spring! We visited in mid September and one day it was clear and warm (high 60's) and the... More
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RobertP7460
March 8, 2019|
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Response from jesseo582 | Reviewed this property |
Oversnow machine travel ends for the season the next day, I believe, 15 March. What you need is a snowmobile tour to Old Faithful from the south or the west gate that will agree to let you walk in the Midway Geyser Basin... More
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Sharry6668
March 3, 2019|
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Response from Shalika W | Reviewed this property |
this part is not handicap accessible.. so it will be hard for them to go. The uphill is about 1/2 mile but little hard for young and older people ! Hope this helps
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