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“Winter beauty”

Grand Prismatic Spring
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Owner description: Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

While winter is not the prime time to view the spring, the beauty of this place is still evident. With the aid of snowshoes, the boardwalks provide glimpses of the pool, and the bacterial mats are as vibrant as ever with surrounding ice and snow adding to their beauty.

2  Thank WLWP
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have never seen anything comparable. It is simply the most visually stunning natural phenomenon I have ever seen. Most everyone comes to Yellowstone for Old Faithful...but this is an absolute must. Have been to Yellowstone several times in the last decade...this is my favorite stop.

3  Thank Jim C
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I only wish I had had more time here. I would have taken the trail behind the spring to get a downward view of it. I've seen pictures and they're fantastic. From the boardwalk you can only appreciate so much of the spring given that you are level with it. If I'm ever in the area again I would come back if only just to get that picture from above.

3  Thank IvanHoes_Backpack
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

It's a shame most people who visit Grand Prismatic Spring don't get to see what It actually looks like from the boardwalk. If you don't mind a little hiking and climbing you can get a fablous view of it.

1  Thank GaryCarlisle
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This spring is the most beautiful I've ever seen hands down, but only if you see it from above. When you are standing on the boardwalk it is impossible to appreciate the vibrant colors it offers because you just can't seem them very well. Drive up the road a little to the next turnout which is the fairy falls trailhead. Take the trail for about a mile give or take. You will come to a large hill with obvious dirt trails leading up it's steep flank. Take your time going up because it gets a little strenuous at times. Once you're at the point where you can look down on the spring you will be well rewarded for the hike. There are very few trees in the way so you pretty much have a full panoramic view of the springs, valley and surrounding mountains. It is a sight to behold that you won't forget.

11  Thank chuckd21x
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