Mud Volcano Area Tours and Activities
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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.
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.
Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Mud Volcano Area
Our private tours are led by experienced, knowledgeable, and local guides. During our day we will make our way through Yellowstone National Park stopping at all of the most famous sites. As well as some of the lesser known locations to see colorful hot springs, geysers, and wildlife! We will view Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls, Artist Paint Pots, the Mud Volcano, Yellowstone Lake, and stop for wildlife viewing. If wildlife is far away we will them with provided high powered spotting scopes and binoculars! We will have several group discussions about the parks biology, history, and geology as we make our way through the park. Our small sized tours allow us to go off the beaten path and take short cuts to save time. A delicious picnic style lunch from a local deli is provided along with bottled water, sparkling waters, and sodas. We can take a few optional short hikes along the way to a scenic lake, waterfall, or spring!
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Ride in style and luxury on your private tour of Yellowstone national park. This is an all inclusive Full day tour. Spend your day relaxing while your guide does the driving for you. During a 12 hour day, comfort is a must. Our Cadillac Escalade ESV platinum is one of the most quiet and state of the art vehicles out there. No yelling to be heard over others or loud road noise. Just sit back, relax and enjoy this luxury tour. We provide all of your necessary needs for the day. We also offer a large 15 passenger Transit with all leather seats that recline and has tons of space for larger groups as well. This is a high roof, new, fully equipped luxury Ford Transit. Lunches are included on this tour. They are sandwiches on homemade bread, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, potato chips, and a homemade brownie. Snacks and beverages are also included. Special orders can be accommodated!
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Mud Volcano Area?
The best ways to experience Mud Volcano Area are:
- PRIVATE Yellowstone Tour: Famous Sites, Wildlife, Easy Hikes, & Lunch included!
- Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Private Tour by Luxury Car