This was probably one of the coolest hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park. There are many others, but none are this big, colorful and have sweet observation points from the near by hills. There is a boardwalk around it if you want to get a close look, and probably 99% of the tourists do just that and then move on to other hot springs or geysers. I knew that there is a way to see it from above, so we found another parking area with trailhead that takes you along the river, where at one point you can climb up the hill to get a better view of the Grand Prismatic. The hike up the hill is not the easiest one, it goes up, almost vertically, with switch backs, across fallen pine trees and dusty soft grey dirt. From the spot where I took this photo there were no one else but us, pretty much everyone else turned around somewhere way below. Their loss.
We had some snacks, enjoyed the view, while shooting out once in a while: “Bear, Bear”. It was grizzly season and mother with a few cubs was sighted just a few days ago in this area.
As always, all of my photos are better looking at high resolution – all you have to do is click on it and it will open in my photo gallery.