When explorers first discovered Mud Volcano in the 19th century, the rumbling eruptions could be heard half a mile away. Mud Volcano shook the ground and flung mud into the treetops. The volcano later blew itself apart and is not as active for today's visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Fortunately, there are still several interesting hydrothermal features to witness... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
When you drive by an overlook in Yellowstone National Park, it pays to stop. A short walk from a pullout on Grand Loop Road just north of Tower Fall brings travelers to Calcite Springs Overlook, perched on a bluff above the narrowest section of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. The mesmerizing northward view puts a rugged section of the Yellowstone River on display,... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Tower Fall drops 132 feet down Tower Creek just before the creek converges with the Yellowstone River. A hellish collection of towering volcanic spires surrounding the creek gives Tower Fall its name. There is an excellent view of Tower Fall from an easy-to-reach roadside overlook. A 1-mile round trip hike drops down to the Yellowstone River alongside Tower Creek and... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014