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Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area

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I wasn't sure what to expect here, but was pleasantly surprised. The mud volcanoes were interesting, but not as showery as some of the other sites. The real fun thing here is... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect here, but was pleasantly surprised. The mud volcanoes were interesting, but not as showery as some of the other sites. The real fun thing here is watching the bison roam around near the sites.

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a strong sulfur smell, but still a neat geyser feature. There were a few bison pretty close to the trail as well.

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

This site wasn't as pretty as all the others, but still interesting and totally worth seeing. Unique!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Quite an interesting sight and quite a smell too. After we visited, our clothes and car smell like rotten eggs for a while. The hot smelly mud spew from the ground and it kept going, going, nonstop. Nature is marvelous!

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Atlanta
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

” In 1871 the Hayden Expedition thought they heard remote cannon shelling and decided to find the source. It was here at the Mud Volcano with violent explosions of mud being thrown into the trees. And that smell? Yup, that is hydrogen sulfide.

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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

We stopped by the mud volcano. It was amazing to see a bison lying right by the sign by the boiling mud. If you move off to the south and hike up the trail (pa leg is closed for construction but you can still get to the top area) you will have bison just feet away with no guard rail.... More 

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Raytown, Missouri
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

The action although less dynamic than the big geysers was fascinating. The muddy, roiling water in the mud geyser and the cauldrons was fun to watch and photograph. Cooking hillside, as a relatively recent activity, reminded us that we were standing in a very active area with swelling magma under us. Who doesn't like the aptly named Dragon's Mouth Spring?

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

Nothing like pools of seething mud to captivate a visitor! It's very stinky because of the hydrogen sulfide gas, but this didn't deter the bison who were hanging out near the pools. It was the closest we could get (safely) to the big guys.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Wow, what a place. Mud, very hot mud pits everywhere and each one is different. This area is a must stop and see attraction.

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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Nice easy walk, (the upper area where Black Dragons Calderon is located was closed during our visit) the Mud Volcano was interesting but my kids were impressed by the Dragon's Mouth spring...makes a really cool sound and easy to see why people would believe a dragon could live in the cave-like area.

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