Mud Volcano, Yellowstone National Park

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  • The Mud Volcano area is very acidic. Hence, the water has a dark brownish muddy colour and a rotten egg smell. It is home to Black Dragon's Calderon, Mud Volcano and Dragon's Mouth Spring. There is a ...  more »
  • So interesting to watch the mud bubble and boil. Plain compaired to some of the other sites but interesting.  more »
  • You have to see the geysers and mud pots. We went in the Fall and it was still crowded, but not like it would have been during the summer.  more »
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  • Small group of thermal features. The boardwalk loop is a nice short walk with some interesting views. The titular Mud Volcano isn't overly impressive--it's really just a hot mud spring, and has been since the 1800s--but Dragon's Mouth Spring is pretty cool. Bison are apparently frequent in this area; when we visited, one was napping right by Mud Volcano, only a few feet from the boardwalk!
  • Always a fun stop, but in the winter with snow and steam! Very nice.
  • This is must visit smelliest place in Yellowstone. Incredible active mud volcanos and nice boardwalk style hike. Make sure to also stop 200 or so yards south on the road to see some more big mud volcanos.
  • Amazing, spot. Totally worth a visit.
  • Loved this place...took my breath away..took lots of pictures and enjoyed walking the paths.

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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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