Fountain Paint Pot
Fountain Paint Pot
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Benjamin R
Rexburg, ID625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This little area is packed with geysers, pools, and paint pots. The walkways lead to an informative combination of nearly every feature offered in Yellowstone. It is a very easy walk, with a little bit of elevation, and amazing vistas all around. There is a large car park, with three one-seater restrooms.
Written August 7, 2020
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MEPHX
Phoenix, AZ157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This short walk along a boardwalk lets you see examples of most of the attractions of Yellowstone. The bubbling paint pots are fun to watch, and the geysers may be small but erupt almost constantly. There are other thermal attractions along this short boardwalk as well. Very interesting - definitely worth the stop.
Written June 7, 2021
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Ryan C.
Greenwood, IN148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
An experience for ALL the senses. Strong smell, beautiful area. Complex natural beauty. If you are going to Yellowstone National Park, you will definitely want to take the time to visit the Fountain Paint Pots. You won't regret it.
Written June 8, 2022
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Paint Pot is just part of this really cool short loop drive. As there are a couple geysers, some colorful springs, and petrified wood along the way. The paint pots are easily seen from your vehicle so we didn’t take the time to walk the boardwalk.
Written December 10, 2020
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
These paint pots are actually pools of bubbling gurgling mud. I was lucky they had gotten snow a few days before my visit because it made the paint pots moister and more impressive to see. I will also mention that these are the only paint pots accessible at this time since the road to the Artist Paint Pots was closed when I drove by. So if you want to see mud pots currently this is your one and only chance
Written April 22, 2024
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is an easy .5 mile board walk trail in the Lower Basin. We had no issues finding parking at 5:15 pm on a Thursday (9/3). It took us 30 minutes to do the loop. Not the most exciting of all the basins but given its short distance, it is a quick bonus.
Written September 16, 2020
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Amy W
Seattle, WA254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
This spot had lots of variety with geysers, mudholes, etc. Take the boardwalk all the way around as there's some great geysers hiding behind the hill. We got to watch one erupt from the start and the other was an ongoing eruption. The pools in the beginning are colorful.
Written September 3, 2020
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MyBucketListTrips
335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This was my favorite stops in YNP. There is a wooden raised walkway around the area. Many pots, beautiful colors. Very interesting and worth the time needed to park. It’s a popular stop for tourists. Best to get there early in the morning.
Written August 5, 2023
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chrissys501
Rome, GA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a beautiful sight. It is a populated area with a small parking lot. You have to have patience to get a parking spot. The walk is nice and easy with a little elevation. The views are beautiful. We were able to see bear tracks in the mud around the geysers.
Written June 8, 2022
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limey52
Montello, WI1,124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Located in the Lower Geyser Basin, this is a one of the smaller (but popular) geyser areas. The trail is about 1/2 mile long on boardwalks that are in good shape. I have stopped many times before, but always enjoy my visit. I always seem to see something new here.

This place has all of the four types of hydrothermal features. Some of the features are named – Celestine Pool, Silex Spring, Red Spouter, Spasm Geyser, Clepsyrda Geyser, Jelly Geyser & more. Pick up a guide at the beginning of your walk for 50 cents.

The colors are beautiful. It is almost like a moonscape with beautiful colors. Just remember to not touch, you may get burned and stay on the path!
Written February 20, 2014
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