Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone National Park

4.5
#2 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
Fountain Paint Pot catches the eye with its red, yellow, brown, and deep blue shades of bubbling mud. This is an ideal spot to observe various side effects of volcanic activity, from boiling mud pots and gushing geysers to smoking openings in the earth's crust called fumaroles. Stay on the wooden boardwalk at all times, and try to come in the winter, when the smoking pot of mud makes a startling contrasting to the surrounding snow. Put Fountain Paint Pot at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .
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  • I love love loved the sound of these springs as they released bubbles. The minerals in the earth nearby gave them their name.  more »
  • This is a small boarded walk area where bubbling mud pots prevail but interesting sound effects. Parking is limited but we visited in the early evening so it was ok to park.  more »

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