Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

4.9
#17 of 37 in Outdoors in Yellowstone National Park
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  • Requires a hike along well marked boardwalks, no rugged terrain to master. Well worth the trip. You get to see hot springs and geysers of any size and denomination along the way; Morning Glory Pool is...  more »
  • In Yellowstone Park there are dozens of sources, but this is truly the most beautiful. The colors are amazing and are clearly visible because it emits less steam than other similar sources; also it has been cleaned up in recent times from fouling caused by coins thrown (stupidly) from tourists. Can be reached from Old Faithful with an easy trail of half an hour where you have an opportunity to see some geysers and other lovely fountains.
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  • I have been to Yellowstone before, although it has been many years, and Morning Glory Pool had been one of my favorite places on the Upper Geyser Basin. I eagerly anticipated seeing it again on this trip. It was a much longer walk than I remembered... It's 1.5 miles on the boardwalk from Old Faithful Inn. While it was still clear and lovely, it had lost some of its beautiful blue color that gave it it's name and that set it apart for me. When I asked about it the Ranger said that the water has cooled some because of the debris that has been thrown into it by visitors and this has partially clogged the water vent. Geysers get their color from the water temperature and the minerals in it, plus the organisms that can tolerate the heat and thrive. Greens and oranges reflect cooler water. This caused me to respect these water features more for they are what bring people to this place. It is sad that this is happening; caused by people who think its funny. I want to see this place be around for others to enjoy, so I ask that others think about what they are doing to help keep the water features and the park pristine.
  • Absolutely beautiful, worth the block down from Old Faithful Lodge. It is just an absolute crime that people throw garbage in these Thermal pools. Thankfully we did not see any when we were there.
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