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3 Reasons to See Grand Prismatic Spring in Person

a group of people on a beach near a body of water

Wondering if a trip to Yellowstone National Park is in your future? It may well be, especially after you hear our three favorite reasons to visit one of it’s best hotspots in person! Yes, literal hotspots: Grand Prismatic Spring is the third largest hot springs in the world and the largest in the United States, and it’s just as steamy a destination as it’s ever been.

Those reasons we promised you? Here they are.

1. You’ve Been Hearing About It All Your Life

Just as you don’t need much reason to visit the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty, you don’t need much reason to visit Grand Prismatic Spring. It’s so gorgeous it speaks for itself. But add to that the fact that you’ve seen it in natural history textbooks and on the covers of magazines all your life, and how could your help but want to check it out?

2. The Pictures Are Unbelievable

Truly, this is an unmissable Kodak moment. Visit Grand Prismatic Spring, and you’ll get an amazing view of the steam billowing off the turquoise waters, ringed by rainbow from the heat-loving bacteria that happily live where no person would fear to tread. While the heat is far too extreme for plants and animals, different bacteria thrive in different parts of the spring, creating different colors that show up perfectly on film or digital without saturation!

3. You’ll Get a Workout

Grand Prismatic Overlook trail is a classic outdoor experience. This hike only takes an hour or two, culminating on a hill that overlooks the hotspot from above. Schedule in some extra time for a water break or picnic, because this isn’t an experience you’ll want to rush.

Ready to plan your Yellowstone trip? We’re ready to help you do it right, with tours that run in winter and summer3 as well as thrilling raft adventures, and give you a firsthand taste of Yellowstone’s best. Get in touch today to learn more!