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“Surprisingly Good”

Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area
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McMinnville, Oregon
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“Surprisingly Good”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had seen many geothermal features already, but took the long loop around the Mud Volcano area anyway. So glad we did. Some unique things like boiling cauldrons made it well worth the effort.

Visited June 2014
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“HEEHEE YOU CAN SMELL BEFORE YOU SEE”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I’m already imagining all the giggling children asking their parents in wonder… Who farted? There’s not many geyser/hot spring areas in this stretch from Canyon to the Lake (not compared to the West Yellowstone area) but this one offers a few unique wonders.

DRAGON SPRINGS
This was one of the coolest things we saw at YNP. It seriously reminded me of a design feature that can be found in a theme park—except natural! It really seems like a dragon lives deep inside that cave because you can’t see the depth of the cavern. All you can see is the thick steam pouring out, waves of water sloshing, and a deep rumbling and pounding every few seconds. Awesome!

SMELLY SIGHTS
In taking the one-mile-walk around remember there’s about 100 steps to climb. Along the way you’ll see bubbling pits of mud. One of the bigger hot springs you pass has a corner where the water bubbles madly like a boiling pot of water. Another one we couldn’t even approach the sign describing it because the sulpher smell suddenly grew into a disgusting mixture of burning tires, farts, wood.

Visited June 2014
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“Different, but smells of Sulfur”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Mud Volcano area is a different type of geothermal area, more active, and interesting than the static holes in the ground that erupt once a decade.

There is a very strong Sulfur smell though, so if you're sensitive to that, you might want to watch from your car.

Visited June 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Easy walk”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is another one of the areas in Yellowstone you might pass without stopping, but don't. It is a very easy walk. The sights ( a big vat of grey clay oozing from beneath the rocks), smells (sulphur),and sounds (bubbling, gurgling), are worth the time you will spend here. Look around and imagine what it must have looked like when the volcano was exploding from the ground and covering everything around it with a hot coating of grey mud. You might even be lucky enough to see buffalo grazing right next to the boardwalk.

Visited May 2014
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“A must see in Yellowstone”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Bubbling pool of mud and an incredible sight, among many, to see in Yellowstone National Park! It's also an easy walk from the parking area.

Visited June 2014
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