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Artists\' Paintpots - View from the Hillside
Artists' Paintpots - Yellowstone NP

Artists' Paintpots is an area of colorful geysers and hot mud springs located along a loop trail east of the park’s Grand Loop road, about two and a half miles south of Norris Junction.

The Paintpots are simply the colorful versions of mud pots. Their color usually comes from the presence of mineral salts.

According to park information, this area was closed for part of the summer of 2008 when a woman was injured after a path collapsed. The area she was walking on was previously unknown to be vulnerable to underground thermal activity. Walkways have since been inspected and new boardwalks built.

For more information about Artists' Paintpots and pictures see the album


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jmcgreat collection of photos


Voted 10/10

You have several great photos here. I enjoyed them all.
Posted Jun 10, 2009 3:28 pm

silversummitRe: great collection of photos


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Thank you - I wish I had spent more time photographing the geysers; they were well worth the effort to learn more about!
Posted Jun 10, 2009 4:01 pm



Voted 10/10

I hope to still see Yellowstone National Park in this life...
Posted Nov 5, 2009 5:41 pm

silversummitRe: Awesome!


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I hope you get there also!

Thanks for looking!
Posted Nov 5, 2009 7:09 pm

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