Fountain Paint Pot

Yellowstone National Park

Just past pretty Silex Spring, Fountain Paint Pot is a huge bowl of plopping goop that ranks as one of the biggest in the park. The action is sloppiest in spring, with some mud pots drying up by August. The area around the thermal features is slowly being drowned in deposits, while, beyond, a grassy basin supports the park’s largest bison herd.

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