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Bring your swimwear & a towel; this is an experience not often identified in tourist guides.

The boiling river is down a little track by the bridge just as you enter/ leave Mammoth via the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Had No Idea This Place Exists

Boiling River is located near the north entrance to the park. There is a point on the trail to the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boiling river is down a little track by the bridge just as you enter/ leave Mammoth via the north entrance road, you'll notice it by the busy car-park either side. A large stream/ small river, the boiling river has smooth/ rounded rocks/ small boulders...More

Thank StephenWellsLondon
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Boiling River is located near the north entrance to the park. There is a point on the trail to the river where you cross from Montana to Wyoming. Boiling River is a part of the river where very hot geyser water enters the river, which...More

1  Thank 177christinaw
Reviewed 24 September 2018

the place is around 40 min walk from the parking. It tends to be crowded on the weekends 2p.m. to 5 p.m. so if you can go different time then I really recommend it to you. I was a secret but not any more, but...More

Thank Annka_CZ
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This was our third trip to Yellowstone in the past four years. Our goal for our five days in Yellowstone was to view a variety of wildlife and visit places that we had not been to before. To find the Boiling River: From Mammoth Hot...More

Thank DePere
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Loved everything about this place. The water from the river is very cold and the water from the boiling river is very hot so definitely be careful! It's a little tricky getting into the "hot tubs" but they're fantastic. Loved relaxing here. Temperature was absolutely...More

Thank klvoigt
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A cool experience. You can stand with one leg in freezing cold water and one in boiling hot water. The best places are where people have made little pools out of rocks as these are usually the best temperatures. There is one toilet near the...More

Thank T10Tom
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Hello all We went to yellow stone national park early august and we find out their is a boiling river. We are so exited to go its a amazing experience to gi their but careful to go inside one side stream is extremely hot and...More

Thank Mrugul P
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is one of two places where you can enter the water in YNP (the other being Firehole Canyon Drive). The Boiling Point is truly unique in its own way! It's close to the north entrance, I'd say around a 10-minute drive north of Mammoth...More

4  Thank freeXspirit
Reviewed 21 August 2018

It was the highlight of our trip to Yellowstone. It’s located between the north entrance to the park and Mammoth Hot Springs. It’s the only place in the park you can enter the hot springs water. The location is where a hot spring empties into...More

2  Thank Jwkruz
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We loved this little find. Not sure many know about it. Scalding water flowing down and meeting up with ice cold water. We all loved it!

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Helen L
29 March 2018|
Response from Jonathan L | Reviewed this property |
You can just put it on the river bank; it won't get wet. This river is more like a creek. If I recall correctly there are a few flat logs that where you can sit or put your stuff on as well.
27 August 2017|
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Response from NEOhioCheryl |
Thanks for taking the time to reply! Appreciated. You are the only person to acknowledge this inquiry which is important to us! If you don't mind, how long ago were you there...since we will be there in about 2 wks, I am... More