Boiling River Trail

Boiling River Trail (HMR62)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Atlantic County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 59.543', W 110° 41.477'

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Endangered Stream

This stretch of river runs warmer than most mountain streams. A half mile up the trail, underground discharge from Mammoth Hot Springs enters the current and creates a year-round climate for water birds, trout, and aquatic plants. Over the years, delicate travertine terraces have formed along the thermal channel.

With as many as 200 visitors a day, Boiling River is threatened by its popularity. Trail traffic has collapsed several terraces; soap has polluted the water and killed fish and grasses. Little can grow in the heavily-compacted ground.

Regulations are designed to prevent further degradation of the area while allowing use. The trail is open dawn to dusk with the following regulations: no bicycles or other wheeled vehicles except wheelchairs are allowed; no pets; no food or drink; no camping; no nudity; no soap, including biodegradable. The thermal runoff channel is always closed to swimming or wading.
HM NumberHMR62
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 524334 N 4982150
Decimal Degrees44.99238333, -110.69128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 59.543', W 110° 41.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 59' 32.58" N, 110° 41' 28.62" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 N Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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