Boiling River - Hot Springs near North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park
61 N Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA,North Entrance,Wyoming
44.992479, -110.691432
Address: 61 N Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
GPS: 44°59'32.9"N 110°41'29.2"W
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State: Wyoming

Rivers Streams

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The Boiling River is created where a large hot spring enters the Gardner River, allowing the hot and cool waters to mix into a temperature comfortable enough to bathe in. The natural hot tub makes a great place to stop and relax while soaking in the warm water and soaking up the natural beauty of Yellowstone.

WARNING: After about half a mile into your hike to The Boiling River, the trail circles a seductive looking stream coming from an outcropping on the riverbank. The clear water may look appealing, but DO NOT dip your toes in yet. You can get immediate and severe burns by entering the runoff channel directly. It simmers at extreme temperatures between 113 to 140 degrees! Instead, follow the trail to the end where the stream pours into the significantly colder waters of the Gardner River, where will you be safe enough to enjoy a nice swim.

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Be careful. Pay attention to posted signs and always test the waters before you get in. Some hot springs can get up to boiling temperatures. Be sure to drink plenty of water to combat the dehydrating effect of the spring. Be respectful of other soakers and the hot spring. Don't hog the pool. Camp at least 200 yards away and keep fires in designated areas. Keep your pets out of the water and never pee in thermal feature. Glass bottles should never go near a hot spring.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park

  1. Head south on US-89 S
    Toll road
    Destination will be on the left
    (0.5 mi)
or

Driving south from Roosevelt Arch on Hwy 89/N. Entrance Road, look for a sign that says “45th Parallel of Latitude Halfway Between Equator and North Pole.” Drive a short distance farther south (about three miles south of Roosevelt Arch) and look for a parking area on the east side of the road. Park here, and then walk upstream about a half-mile from the parking area to where the footpath intersects with the river. There, you’ll find the Boiling River, marked by large steam clouds.

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