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  • Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
There was once a time in the 19th century when you could hear Yellowstone’s mud volcano from over a half mile away. Today, however, the volcano has calmed to a crater of bubbling mud—which in itself is a fascinating sight that serves as a Yellowstone highlight. It’s said that when these mud‐filled pools first erupted up from the Earth, that they covered the surrounding trees in mud with their violent, explosive fury. When walking the area’s boardwalks today, it’s mostly steam that rises to the treetops as opposed to blankets of mud, but there’s no denying the creepy nature of literally watching the ground boil. At Dragon’s Mouth Spring, watch as puffs of thick white steam emerge from the mouth of a cave—which legitimately creates a vision of dragons lurking somewhere within. Add in shimmering turquoise pools and the smell of sulphur on the air, and the mud volcano area is an easy stop for experiencing Yellowstone’s fury.

Practical Info

The mud volcano area is accessed via a mile‐long boardwalk loop that is broken into two sections. One of the loops is very short—only 1⁄4 of a mile—whereas the longer loop continues to complete the nearly mile‐long trail. Because it’s located on the Grand Loop Road, the mud volcano area is only accessible by car when traveling in summer. 

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Full-Day Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, null
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Full-Day Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour From Jackson Hole

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Join your guide on a wildlife photo tour of Yellowstone National Park. Your group will focus on the geology, wildlife, and natural history of Yellowstone ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $305.00
Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Full-day Tours
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Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole

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From Jackson Hole, Teton Village or Jackson Wyoming a seasoned tour guide will pick you for your tours to Yellowstone National Park.   The tour of Yellowstone ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Yellowstone Lower Loop Self Guided Driving Tour from Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Day Trips
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Self Guided Driving Tour from Jackson Hole

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Explore a tour of Yellowstone National Park on your own travel schedule! The Self Guided Driving Day Tour of Yellowstone Lower from Jackson Hole will take you ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Yellowstone Lower Loop Self-Guided Tour from Cody, Cody, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Self-Guided Tour from Cody

Your self-guided tour of Yellowstone National Park begins in Cody, Wyoming and takes you to Lehardy Rapids, Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, Grand Canyon of ...  Read more

Location: Cody, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Day Trips
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Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole

Upon leaving your hotel in Jackson Hole, you will stop at Big Thumb by Yellowstone Lake.  The magma underneath Yellowstone park heats rain water and ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Yellowstone Upper and Lower Loop Tours, Jackson Hole, Day Trips
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Yellowstone Upper and Lower Loop Tours

From Jackson Hole, Teton Village or Jackson Wyoming a seasoned tour guide will pick you for your tours to Yellowstone National Park.   The tour of ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

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Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Day Trips
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Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole

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Day tours of Yellowstone begin from Teton Village, Jackson Hole and Jackson Wyoming. You will stop at one of the best delis in Jackson where you will choose ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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