Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vid of Yellowstone Grand Prismatic Springs

Among Yellowstone National Park’s many iconic sights is Grand Prismatic Springs.

The beautiful and oft-photographed hot spring boasts multicolored rings of algae. As the water temperature changes, so does the kind of thermophile living in it, resulting in a rainbow of colors.

Here’s a brief video of steam roiling off the prismatic springs:

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A great trail to see Grand Prismatic Springs from is the Fairy Falls Trail. Running 2.5-miles, the trail leaves from Grand Loop Road north of Old Faithful and passes the springs on its way to a 197-foot waterfall.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.