Fountain Paint Pots

ShareTweet The Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone National Park is located about 10 miles north of the Old Faithful Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park and very close to the end of the one-way Firehole Lake Road.  While you are driving along the Grand Loop Road from the Madison Junction at Yellowstone, it will […]

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ShareTweet Jet Geyser is one of a handful of geysers in the Fountain Paint Pot section of Yellowstone National Park.  It is easily accessible from the boardwalk through the Fountain Paint Pot section of Yellowstone. Jet Geyser eruptions tend to be unpredictable but may occur every thirty minutes or so.  Eruptions typically last for about […]

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ShareTweet The Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone is named after, you guessed it, the Fountain Paint Pots.  The Fountain Paint Pots are pools of bubbling mud of varying consistency during different seasons of the year.  In early spring they tend to be more like mud puddles with a more watery consistency.  As the year […]

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ShareTweet A Fumarole is not just any fumarole in Yellowstone National Park, it is THE “A Fumarole”.  The name of this thermal feature is “A Fumarole” but it looks and acts just like any fumarole in Yellowstone National Park.  Fumaroles are basically steam vents in Yellowstone.  The water gets heated below the surface of the […]

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ShareTweet Red Spouter is a unique feature in the Fountain Paint Pot Section of Yellowstone National Park. Depending on the water table (how high or low the water is under the Fountain Paint Pot area), Red Spouter can be seen as a fumarole, mud pot or hot spring.  Earlier in the year in spring and […]

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ShareTweet Leather Pool is one of a number of hot spring pools in the Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone National Park.  Leather Pool is named as such because of the brown bacteria that live in the warm (around 140 degrees) but not boiling or near boiling water as is found in Celestine Pool.  Over […]

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ShareTweet Celestine Pool is one of the most beautiful pools/hot springs along the Fountain Paint Pot Boardwalk trail along with Silex Spring.  Celestine Pool is located near the end or the beginning of the Fountain Paint Pot Boardwalk trail (it is a loop) depending on which way you start your stroll around the Fountain Paint […]

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ShareTweet The Fountain Paint Pot area in Yellowstone is one of the more awesome places to visit in Yellowstone National Park.  It can be a relatively quick stop where you will definitely see a geyser erupt as Clepsydra Geyser is always erupting (as of September 2010).  There are other geysers ad hot springs in the […]

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