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Boiling River

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Address: North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Nature's Hot Tub

Found out about this place from reading Tripadvisor reviews and my family of five (3 boys) was looking forward to doing this. So glad we did. It is easy to find (and we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
rktingley
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Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found out about this place from reading Tripadvisor reviews and my family of five (3 boys) was looking forward to doing this. So glad we did. It is easy to find (and we had picnic by river first - though no picnic tables) and hike to river is pretty easy too. Parking on right or left is just little bit... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family argued whether this or the firehole river swim area are the best stops in yellowstone. While it is hard to compare things in yellowstone due to the incredibly uncommon things in the area we had a ton of fun at the boiling river. Newcomers may have a hard time believing that this is anything more than just sitting... More 

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Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend the Boiling River to anyone. The hot springs flow into the cold river creating a very unique natural hot tub. It's about 1/2 walk in a nice walking trail - it's well worth it. When I visit Yellowstone again, it will be our first stop.

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Thank Bill F
Wailea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love!! One of the best hidden treats of Yellowstone!! If you need to change your clothes once you get down to the springs, on the last switch back before the spring look to your right there is a rock cavern that provides great coverage. Out of view of the main trail. And a perk is the warmth from the steam!!

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Thank Terri M
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Considering we visited in peak August, and that it is just a couple of miles north of Mammoth, there were relatively few people here. It's a really fun experience - gingerly exploring the river where it meets a hot spring trying to find the optimum place to sit or play, not too hot and not too cold. Definitely worth a... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. The Boiling River flows into cool water, creating a hot tub type situation. Be careful--the hot water is ridiculously hot. It's a little tricky walking in the river, so watch your footing. Also, wear sturdy water shoes like Keens.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun stop! It is easy to miss, as there is only one sign for it on the highway, but do plan on going to the boiling river. It is about a mile easy hike from where you park your car to where you enter the river, so wear comfortable shoes. And you may want to bring a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a unique experience...and we were so glad we did it. Parking was more challenging than I imagined, but we walked down the path to the river (which was longer than my 12 & 14 year-olds wanted), but once we got there, we really enjoyed trying to find the right spot to be comfortable. There was beautiful scenery, everyone... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is about a 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the entrance. The river is cold, but the boiling river empties in on the left. There are multiple shallow areas to sit close to the left The water temperature is constantly changing. It goes from very hot to very cold. I can't always sit in a hot tub... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good experience. The river was packed the August weekend we visited there but it was still fun. I recommend starting at the furthest place up river where the hot river flows into the cold river and float / make you way down river. The current will gently move you down river through hot, warm and cold water. Very nice!

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