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Boiling River

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Address: North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Here's the place you can really be IN the nature

Entered the Yellowstone through the North Roosevelt arch then parked my car and walked 3/4 mile to get to the actual spot. The path to the suitable hot spring area is a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lydia H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Entered the Yellowstone through the North Roosevelt arch then parked my car and walked 3/4 mile to get to the actual spot. The path to the suitable hot spring area is a little cumbersome. I made a turnaround at the end of the path then climb down from a fence to get into the river. Amazing feel. The water temperature... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just over the Montana boarder leaving Mammoth Hot Springs on the way to Gardiner, Mt. watch for sign and parking areas on either side of the road. Before walking the 15-20 min trail to the River access point, read the warning signs at the trailhead. Note that the water can cause some people skin irritation (I did not get), the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to stop here on our trip through Yellowstone and it was a highlight of our trip for sure. Drive 2-3 min from Mammoth Hot Springs (highway 89 North) and as soon as you see the entering Montana sign, pull over into the parking lot on the right. The walk to the point where Boiling River and... More 

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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to soak in the Boiling River mid August and found it to be a lot fun and relaxing. A few days later my husband came down with a itchy skin rash all over his hands, wrists, back and feet. There is a warning sign at the trailhead about this possibility of skin irritation. He went... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Wailea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 18, 2016

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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