Mud Volcano, Yellowstone National Park

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  • The microbial reactions here turn the hyrodgen sulfide into acid, which then dissolves the mud, resulting in bubbling, gurgling mud volcanos. There are a few different features here; aside from the Mu...  more »
  • The Mud Volcano area is unique and very different from what is normally believed to be a geyser. It is another interesting part of Yellowstone and Mother Nature.  more »
  • Although it's right next to the street, it's not as spectacular as it sounds. If it's your first day, it's still interesting. If you've visited the other spots, it's not anymore.  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite short walks in all of Yellowstone. Our kids loved it.
  • Beautiful boiling mud pond. Easy to access. But watch out bisons are everywhere. Worth to see it.
  • The hit spring in mud volcano is full of... Guess what? Mud! This makes the water become silver white. I bet it's very good for your skin but fortunately human are not allowed to get too close...
  • Very interesting part of Yellowstone. My fiancĂ©e and I tried to hike every trail we could in this area and were not disappointed. It may have just been out timing but there did not seem to be as big a crowd in this area. Obviously be prepared for a bit of a smell :)
  • Less crowded thermal feature than the geyser basins. The drive through Hayden valley has great animal viewing especially bison

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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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