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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Fountain Paint Pot is part of the Lower Geyser Basin. You have here a half mile trail that takes you through one of the most complex Hydrothermal areas in Yellowston Park. you can see here almost... more »
This is one of the most photogenic areas of the Lower Geyser basin. Crystal clear blue waters. The Lower Geyser Basin and the Fountain Paint Pot are worth a stop when visiting Yellowstone. more »
Loved the hot pots. It’s a nice easy walk around a nicely built walkway above the hot pot floor. Very cool to see the different colors of the pools and the contrast in temperatures between all the pools. The backdrop of these pools is the scenic mountains of Yellowstone park. Highly recommend
Bubble bubble, beautiful colors. Not much walking involved here but you still get a great variety of things to see. The trail is highly accessible for those with mobility issues though there are stairs at one point that should be avoidable. My only issue was that the sulfur smell is STRONG at some of the thermal locations, don’t say you weren’t warned.
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