Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Grand Prismatic Spring Reviews: 4.5/5

Grand Prismatic Spring
4.5
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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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Point Lookout, MO232 contributions
Gorgeous especially from the overlook
Jul 2021
Going down to the spring and walking the boardwalk is a must, but I think the hike up to the overlook was great and the view was amazing. Continue to the falls on the hike for an awesome set of pictures
Written 13 October 2021
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,738 contributions
Beautiful Spring But Crowded
Sep 2021 • Solo
I visited Grand Prismatic Spring around noon. The place was slammed and I had to wait in line for about 30 min to get a parking spot in the lot. The views of the spring from the boardwalk are good with gorgeous colors visible through the rising steam. The best views are from the Fairy Falls Trail which is accessible from a different trailhead. Next time I intend to do that trail. It’s a great spring and worth seeing.
Written 10 October 2021
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Doyoulikeit
Palm Desert, CA29 contributions
Worth the hike!
Sep 2021
I never would have left Yellowstone Park without seeing Grand Prismatic Spring. It was well worth the hike just to capture a picture with those beautiful colors. You could settle for the walk on the boardwalk, but the hike offers such a better view.
Written 29 September 2021
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cornwall15
Durham, NC153 contributions
A must see
Aug 2021
The Grand Prismatic spring is truly the most scenic pool we saw in the park. There is a trail that loops along it in the basin and another viewpoint on a hillside further away.
Written 29 September 2021
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Tom L
Tyler, TX94 contributions
Must see
Sep 2021
This was one of the highlights of the trip. We did the hike to the overlook and this had awesome views. We continued on the Fairy falls and to imperial which is definitely worth the hike.
Written 28 September 2021
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Robin D
Moncks Corner, SC21 contributions
Beautiful feature
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was a foggy morning when we went but trust me- you can hike it! There was an 80 something year old woman on the overlook and she handled it like a boss- you can too!! It had snowed the night before so it was very slippery but worth it.
Written 21 September 2021
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tmarmil
57 contributions
If you can't hike, don't bother
Sep 2021
If you cannot hike to the overlook, don't bother. You are at the same level as the spring, and you cannot really see it like in the pictures. There is a very slippery 4 foot Trex boardwalk around the spring, with NO GUARDRAILS!! You are surrounded by scalding hot water and bacteria, and no rails!! People were scaring us half to death by letting their little kids go to the edge!
Written 21 September 2021
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Jon Hess
26 contributions
Grand Prismatic Spring
Sep 2021
After hiking the .8 mile trail from the parking lot we were treated to one of the most amazing sights you will ever see. Take your time on the way up and enjoy, its everything you see in the pictures and more. We walked the boardwalk at 7am and there was a good amount on steam on a 40 degree morning. We made the climb mid afternoon and were not disappointed. Stunning
Written 14 September 2021
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thattexascouple
Fort Worth, TX68 contributions
Undescribable
Aug 2021
This is one of those places that you see pictures of and wonder if someone photoshopped the colors. Trust me, they didn't. It is even more extraordinary in person! Be sure to walk to the overlook on top of the hill to get the best view!
Written 13 September 2021
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stonear
Des Moines, IA12 contributions
A must see from above
Sep 2021 • Family
Our family‘s favorite geyser in Yellowstone! If able take the hike to the overlook to really see the spectacular colors. There are plenty of places to stop on the way up, take your time. Like with everything in Yellowstone go at your leisure and your own pace.
Written 10 September 2021
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