Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone National Park

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#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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  • Bubbling mud, hot springs, geysers. This was like hitting all the things we saw in the park in one stop. It was a great closeout to our last day.  more »
  • A great boardwalk through some very different bubbling pots, geysers and colors. You really feel like you could be on another planet in some places. A good stop and enjoyable walk.  more »
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