Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone National Park

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Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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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  • Located in the Lower Geyser Basin, these geothermal features are amazing to see. A posting gives information about their formation. It's a fascinating site to observe and enjoy. 
    Located in the Lower Geyser Basin, these geothermal features are amazing to see. A posting gives information about their formation. It's a fascinating site to observe and enjoy.  more »
  • The kids really enjoyed this part of the park. There was so many different things to see. I’d highly recommend you make this a stop as you explore the park. 
    The kids really enjoyed this part of the park. There was so many different things to see. I’d highly recommend you make this a stop as you explore the park.  more »
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  • Beautiful part of the world God has given us! We love visiting Yellowstone.
  • It is pink at sunset!!! Such a charming and fascinating color.

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