Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area

Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area

Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area
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Ward D
Satellite Beach, FL3,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The parking for this is off the Grand Loop road. Many sights can be seen from the initial point (Mud Volcano, Dragon’s mount, Churning cauldron, Grizzly fumarol, etc). There are boardwalks and stairs with directions to each. I highly recommend walking and seeing all the sights. Stay on the path. The lake up top is fascinating and the view is very nice from the top. It is a lot of steps and the boards are not solidly attached to the boardwalk. Enjoy the beauty!
Written October 21, 2020
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TravelingBum10
United States6,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This area has a smaller parking lot and it gets full pretty quick. We had to wait for a car to leave before we could park. The boardwalk takes you in a loop to see a few different geysers. The sulfur smell is very strong.
Written June 7, 2022
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
The Mud Volcano and surrounding features like Sulphur Cauldron and Dragon Mouth Spring were some of the coolest places I visited during my trip to Yellowstone. The volcano is not so much a volcano anymore and more of a violently boiling mud pit. It does splatter mud all around though. The ground surrounding the area was littered with dead trees. It was the result of an earthquake which resulted in a major increase in ground temperatures. The convergence of geological features at this one place was amazing! I highly recommend stopping at Mud Volcano.
Written May 31, 2022
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This was one of the first areas we saw after entering Yellowstone National Park from the East entrance. We walked the boardwalk and took in the various mud pots. We enjoyed it very much and it was a short stop.
Written June 25, 2021
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,820 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We stopped for a few minutes to stretch our legs and check out the mud spring. Nothing spectacular however another cool different geological feature in the park. Plenty of parking and a short easy trail to walk.
Written December 10, 2020
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is one of my favorite places in Yellowstone: Mud Volcano! It is a large boiling basin of mud that splatters the area around with mud. It’s fascinating to watch! Also here is Dragon Mouth Spring which was one of the smelliest thermal features we visited in the park. The trails and boardwalks are short and easy to walk. One thing to be careful about, there were some male bison right next to the boardwalk. While they minded their business and seemed docile, they can be very dangerous. We did get some great pictures at a safe distance!
Written June 23, 2024
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JDSoui
Tampa, FL6,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Despite the smell of sulfur the area is an incredible spot to visit. The bubbling mud resembles a hot stove pan boiling water. It is difficult to imagine the heat generated to continually boil this water/mud to the extent it does on an on-going basis.

Just as impressive was seeing a bison standing in the middle of the parking lot meandering its way to the nearest grass pasture.
Written May 29, 2019
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Michelle G
Lake Forest, CA442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
Mud is thick... this is more like boiling muddy water. It's still a spectacular view and something that should be seen.
Written December 14, 2014
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lithlith
Michigan918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Mud Volcano area in Yellowstone is super interesting. Other places in the part you'll see the bubbling water and in this area it's the bubbling mud. We even encountered a bison laying right next to the mud volcano on this visit. There is a quite a bit of area to explore, so it's up to you how much you want to walk around in this area. You also can easily visit the Sulfur Caldron in the same area, which of course makes the entire area smell.
Written July 11, 2021
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Lyra S
Huntingdon, PA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
After spending most of the day in the thermal areas on the other side of the park, we actually considered skipping this one. So glad we didn’t! This boardwalk ended up being our favorite. Dragon’s mouth is phenomenal, and the mud volcano is just so fantastic. The sulfur smell here is STRONG. Part of the boardwalk was temporarily closed while we were there due to bison, but they moved off and we were able to continue. Just don’t be like the lady I overheard complaining about how the park doesn’t do enough to keep the bison out of the area! Be patient and take it all in!
Written July 20, 2019
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