Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone National Park

4.7
#1 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
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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  • It felt like a different world. Amazing sites. There is a lot of walking around but not far from parking. 
    It felt like a different world. Amazing sites. There is a lot of walking around but not far from parking.  more »
  • This is a very interesting geothermal area to visit and photograph. Boardwalk well maintained. Warning signs visible and clear. 
    This is a very interesting geothermal area to visit and photograph. Boardwalk well maintained. Warning signs visible and clear.  more »
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  • Overwhelming natural wonder
  • Gorgeous area with a nice boardwalk to walk around on

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