Having worked in Yellowstone for a couple years back in the early 80's I am quite familiar with Boiling River Hotpots, and had the pleasure to, once again, soak in them last month (with a suit on in the middle of the day which was weird) on a recent Grand Teton Backpacking trip - taking time to go tour northern Yellowstone while acclimating to the altitude.
What I would like advice on is an upcoming trip there in Winter - my first. Do any of you have experience with the Boiling River hotpot in winter? Is the path to it open in the snow? Do you know the posted hours? How popular are they in winter? How well beaten is the path to it from the Hotel in Winter? Any help is appreciated.