Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone National Park

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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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  • I really enjoyed this little thermal area. It's got a short boardwalk and cool thermal features plus expansive views of the surrounding area.  more »
  • One of the places with easy parking in Yellowstone. A short walk around to different types of hot springs, mud geyser, geyser etc fantastic colours.
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  • The Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail is a 0.5 mi/0.8 km boardwalk in the Lower Geyser Basin. Along the way, there are petrified trees, colourful pools, steaming fumaroles, bubbling mud pots, and erupti...  more »
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  • Be prepared for the smell and spray. Must visit. Finding a parking spot in peak season may be difficult but you will get it.
  • Colorered fountains itselves werent that much awesome. BUT with the vast field behind. It was marvelous to walk along the trails.
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