Chromatic Spring

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Chromatic Spring
Chromatic Spring
LocationUpper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates44°28′07″N 110°50′21″W / 44.4685°N 110.8393°W / 44.4685; -110.8393Coordinates: 44°28′07″N 110°50′21″W / 44.4685°N 110.8393°W / 44.4685; -110.8393[1]
Elevation7,331 feet (2,234 m)
TypeHot Spring
Temperature164 to 175 °F (73 to 79 °C)[2]

Chromatic Spring is a hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

It is connected to the nearby Beauty Pool. When the water level in one of the two pools rises and overflows, the water level in the other decreases. These fluctuations in water level take place over periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.[3] During this energy shift, the temperatures can change about 10 °F (5.6 °C). Its temperature ranges from 164 to 175 °F (73 to 79 °C).[2]


  1. ^ "Chromatic Spring". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University.
  2. ^ a b "Geyers - Upper Basin".
  3. ^ "Chromatic Spring". Old Faithful Area Tour. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2010-06-07.