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Midway Geyser Basin

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Address: Grand Loop Road, Midway between Madison & Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Petit walk but still enjoyable

I stop at the Midway Geyser to see the Grant prismatic spring. It is the largest hot spring in YS. One of the two largest pool in the world are all in newzealand. The Midway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lydia H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stop at the Midway Geyser to see the Grant prismatic spring. It is the largest hot spring in YS. One of the two largest pool in the world are all in newzealand. The Midway geyser is smaller than its surrounding cousins but featuring unique hot pools with outstanding color around them. I learn that some of the saturated colors... More 

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Thank Lydia H
Shenley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The colours of the rocks around the geysers are amazing, not only the red as shown but yellows and greens. The walkway is fun as you cannot see the person nearest to you because of the steam

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Thank Ross B
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If we had been smarter, I suppose we would have come here early in the day, but our route got us here in the afternoon - cars backed out onto the rode waiting for parking. The line moves fairly quickly and Grand Prismatic Spring is worth the wait. It's also worth it to hang out and wait for the steam... More 

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Thank HowlnBubba
Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Midway Geyser Basin is a beautiful place to see the magnificent colors from microbial mats, particularly at the Grand Prismatic Spring (the main attraction). While you’re not high enough on the boardwalks to see the “postcard colors” of the Grand Prismatic Spring is a “must do” experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk around the boardwalk, it is the colours that strike you. The pools & the crust that the water flows over are vibrant oranges & reds, absolutely beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although YS canyon was listed as #1, to us, the Grand Prismatic and geysers around it, make it No.1 highlight of our trip. Couple of tips: try to visit mid-day of a hot day will minimize the steam effect. Unfortunately for us, it was raining and cold, it was just steam everywhere, we end up giving up the beartooth drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Midway is almost always busy, go early or later in the evening for reduced crowds. It's an easy walk with great views for the payoff.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Midway Geyser Basin is another prime spot to appreciate the wonders of nature and our earth here in Yellowstone. Parking and walking can be a problem, but it's worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each of the Geyser Basins is different and one should avoid falling into the trap of “seen one, seen them all”. This is perhaps the most colourful and beautiful. The multi-coloured pools are quite stunning and not to be rushed. Take some time to just stop and look! It was always the most popular Basin during our stay here and,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The colours are just unreal. This place is worth travelling thousands of miles. I just love imagining what the pioneers thought when they saw this beauty for the first time

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