Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

#10 of 66 in Nature in Yellowstone National Park
Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
One of the park's main attractions, Midway Geyser Basin features a collection of hot springs. After visiting in the 1880s, writer Rudyard Kipling called the basin the "Hell's Half Acre." Walk with caution, as the ground can be unstable due to thermal activity. To visit Midway Geyser Basin and get the most from your holiday in Yellowstone National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.
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  • The Midway Geyser Basin has a perfect 1/2 mile trail that allows you to take in the highlight. Opal, Turquoise, and of course Grand Prismatic. Really liked Midway as there are some significant sights....  more »
  • Even on a cold day in September the boardwalks were fairly crowded. This is a relatively quick and very easy walk on the boardwalks. Grand Prismatic Spring is the star, but is best viewed from the.....  more »
  • Spectacular view of geysers and ponds. A must see when at Yellowstone. Don't forget to go to the lookout point across to have an even better view of the prismatic pond.
  • Beautiful! Go early it gets really really crowded!

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