The Midway Geyser Basin is definitely one of the top “must-see” places in Yellowstone. Indeed, you will witness mobs of people who will head straight for the Grand Prismatic Spring. However, this trail only gets better and better (and less crowded) the farther you go. The unrivaled beauty of Faery Falls and obscure back country geysers were the true delight of our adventure.

The Grand Prismatic Spring

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The kaleidoscope of colors in the Grand Prismatic Spring are mind-boggling. Peering down into the water, the intrinsic blue colors within the depths of the spring is astonishing. Named by geologists studying the spring back in 1871, the colors reflect the prisms of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue.

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Opal Pool

This enigmatic pool is known as a hot spring, but due to infrequent eruptions, it is actually considered a fountain geyser. The last time the Opal Pool geyser erupted was 1979. Temperatures in the spring hover around 132 degrees fahrenheit.

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Turquoise Pool

This quaint teal blue hot spring sits quietly, nestled on the banks of the Firehole River. Unlike the Opal Pool nearby, it has never erupted. The temperatures of this spring are typically 140 degrees but can soar up to 160 degrees fahrenheit.

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

The Excelsior Geyser

For the last century, this geyser has been as quiet as the serene forest the surrounds it. The most recent eruption happened back in 1985, since then the pool of this geyser remains a sleeping hot spring. It’s haunting beauty is something to behold.

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Beyond the cluster of these aforementioned hot springs, lies the trail to Faery Falls and the backcountry geysers. The hike to the falls is a mile or so, with mostly flat terrain the entire way. Continue beyond the falls by following the trail the runs parallel with the Firehole River. When the trail splits, you will take a short loop around the Imperial Geyser to a few smaller back country geyser which feature infrequent eruptions.

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Be sure to check out our Faery Falls, Imperial Geyser & Firehole River articles for more information about hiking and back country geyser hunting in the Midway Geyser Basin.


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