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All reviews bubbling mud thermal features lower geyser basin hot springs fountain geyser short boardwalk old faithful spring pools different colors boardwalk trail geyser areas half mile firehole lake drive an easy walk board walk worth a stop nice boardwalk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a lengthy walk around the well maintained boardwalk to all the hot pools. The scenery is awe inspiring. Near the end there was a geyser erupting which made the walk that much more worthwhile.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Juniorkp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting thermal area with bubbling mud which is used in many other geo thermal areas as a facial masks. Lots of steam and blue water.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fountain Paint Pot is in the Lower Geyser Basin on the west side of the park south of the Madison Junction. It is a great spot to get out and stretch your legs. There is a good boardwalk trail leading around the thermal area. A...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fountain Paint Pot is both scientifically interesting, as well as beautiful to look at. Somewhat smelly, but worth a quick visit. Accessible boardwalk.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TaraB0997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a less crowded thermal area of the park near the Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. There's a big parking lot where there is rarely much of a wait for a spot. The thermal features are interesting plus there are expansive views of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ocbarnes24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fountain Paint Pot offers unusual sights of bubbling mud along along with hot springs and colorful (bacteria laden) water streams. The boardwalk is an easy walk of perhaps a half mile and well worth your time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jbx1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot properly describe the colors .It is worth the short walk to see this. Pictures cannot do justice!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank spencers1621
Reviewed 8 September 2019

This whole area has a lot to offer and many different types of geological features that you can learn about. I think that it would have been a bit less impressive if I didn't have a tour guide with me explaining everything that I was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 20 August 2019

A nice change from the usual steam spouting geysers this offers boiling , bubbling mud. The sulphuric acid or something can pong a bit but the mudpots are a nice change.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 18 August 2019

That says it all - a little pool of bubbles. Interesting perhaps, but not terribly rewarding after waiting or 30 minutes to fit into the teeny parking area. Pales in comparison to the larger geyser basins.

Date of experience: July 2019
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