Paint Pots, Puffers, and Pools

There are two large collections of mud pots and bubbling springs in Yellowstone Park, the
Fountain Paint Pot field and the Artist Paint Pot field. Both are south of the Norris Geyser
Field along the western side of the park.






A rapidly splashing almost-geyser on the Mud Pots Trail on the eastern side of the Grand Loop Road.


Other Picture Sets:
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The Grand Tetons
Yellowstone Lake
The Canyon
Norris Geysers
Southern Geysers
Paint Pots and Pools
Wildlife



Looking across the valley west of the Mud Pots Trail.




A deep hot spring lined with silica crystals in the Fountain Pots Field.




An actively burbling hot pit which has spattered the surrounding earth with mud.




An active geyser with two holes and frequent spouts which reach up to 6 feet in height
(in the Fountain Pots Field).




A large blue pool with orange-colored outflows in the Fountain Pots Field.


Other Picture Sets:
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The Grand Tetons
Yellowstone Lake
The Canyon
Norris Geysers
Southern Geysers
Paint Pots and Pools
Wildlife



Two opalescent pools along the walkway at the Artist Paint Pot Field.





A small clear pool of a different color among the Artist Paint Pots.





A pair of active pools.  Note the spurt of reddish mud rising out of the nearby pool.





A view from the upper portion of the Artist Paint Pot loop walkway.



      The pictures of this trip are divided into several sets:

      One: The Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake at their feet.

      Two: Yellowstone Lake, River, and the Terraces.

      Three: The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

      Four: The Norris Geyser Fields.

      Five: The Southern Geyser Fields and Old Faithful.

      This page: The Fountain and Artist Paint Pot Fields.

      Next: Wildlife of various types and locations


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