Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Prismatic Spring
4.5
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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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Tony K
Moreno Valley, CA573 contributions
Awesome Big Colorful Spring !
Jun 2021 • Couples
The biggest, most colorful Spring is worth seeing ! But be warned as sometimes depending on the weather conditions it put off a lot of Steam that blocks your viewing.
Written 15 June 2021
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m_time7
Florida11 contributions
Take Fairy Falls Trail to the Grand Prismatic Spring Overlook
May 2021 • Couples
The Grand Prismatic Spring is majestic and awe inspiring, the trail to the overlook is worth the wait and of course locating parking is worth any inconveniences experienced. The overlook platform is often filled with visitors trying to get that perfect photo. The weather also plays a role in determining if the Grand Prismatic Spring photos are crisp and clear or fuzzy. There is also a point on the trail before the overlook, where you can see most of the Grand Prasmatic Spring, yet the best view is from the overlook.
Written 11 June 2021
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Ryley
Sneads Ferry, NC33 contributions
Take the overlook hike!
Jun 2021 • Family
Save your time and pass the parking lot! Take the fairy falls hike and follow the overlook path! It’s a steep incline but I promise it’s quick and so worth it! You can see it soooo much better from an upper vantage point.
Written 7 June 2021
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6,590 contributions
Breathtaking Color
Apr 2021
We visited here twice during our trip in late April. Our first visit was on a windy and stormy day and it was hard to see the colors, but our second visit on a sunny and calm day allowed us to see all the brilliant colors and intriguing textures. Try and hike the entire boardwalk or the longer hike above. Unforgettable in the right weather and lighting.
Written 7 June 2021
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Rebekajean
The Woodlands, TX1,025 contributions
Another Must See
May 2021
Beautiful in the cool morning mist. Enjoyed walking around and viewing up close but you could see most of the area from a distance.
Written 5 June 2021
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John F
Vallejo, CA1,088 contributions
Must Visit
May 2021
A little bit of a hike to take in all that Prismatic has to offer, but we'll worth it. Pretty amazing to see steam sprouting every, and all of the different colors. Plenty of photo opportunities.
Written 5 June 2021
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Cricket002
47 contributions
Stunning
May 2021 • Family
Absolutely beautiful! We hiked the trail to the overlook and the view from above was amazing, 1000 times better than in the boardwalk.
Written 30 May 2021
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aspoe093
Pierre, SD286 contributions
Weather made it bad
May 2021
When we went in late May, the trail leading to the top was closed and the day was rainy. Could see the steam and the outside and that was about it. Was super excited but turned out to be an ok as the weather didn't cooperate.
Written 29 May 2021
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Laurie
6 contributions
Trail to view from above was closed
May 2021
This was a disappointment, because being at the same level as the spring it was not possible to see the colors. It was a cool morning so much steam/fog, so we really didn't see the spring. But the surrounding springs gave a good idea of what it would have looked like.
Written 26 May 2021
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Sean H
47 contributions
I'm Sure It Was Beautiful
May 2021
Couldn't wait to get to see this. It was a cold, rainy day and when we walked up to the top of the ramp to view it, all we could see was steam and the outlying orange parts. Will have to go back and try again some day.
Written 26 May 2021
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