Yellowstone National Park
Paint Pots, Hot Springs, Geysers
0.65 Mile Loop
$25 park entrance fee
You may want a water bottle in summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
At parking lot
At Old Faithful
Fountain Paint Pots are a great little loop hike that is very easy and a great choice for families. It is located between Madison Junction, and Old Faithful. The whole hike is on a boardwalk with almost no elevation gain. I think these are the coolest paint pots in Yellowstone. You also get to see several other cool thermal features. There is a large parking area that can fill up quick. Be sure to keep all your kids on the boardwalk.
The first feature you will see is called silex spring.
Next up are the very pretty Fountain Paint Pots. I love the red and pink hues and mud pots have always fascinated me.
Next up is a cool feature called the red spouter.
Right by the spouter is Leather Pool.
There are several geysers. If you are lucky like us you will get to see one. We saw Fountain Geyser.
There are several areas where there are dead trees killed by the hot springs that surround the boardwalk.
This is a great spot to get out and stretch your legs for a very easy walk with lots of features in a short time.