Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Black Dragonís Caldron
This mudpot roared into existence in 1948, blowing trees out by roots and forever changing this once quiet forested hillside. A park interpreter named the new feature for its resemblance to a darkly colored “demon of the backwoods.” For several decades, it erupted in explosive 10 – 20 foot bursts of black mud. Over the years, it has moved 200í to the southeast and become relatively quiet. However as change is constant in Yellowstone, the black dragon may one day roar back to life.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 37.218′ N, 110° 26.11′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on a walking trail in the Mud Volcano area. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Churning Caldron (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mud Geyser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grizzly Fumarole (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooking Hillside (approx. ľ mile away); Dragon's Mouth Spring Mud Volcano (approx. 0.3 miles away); Volcanic Landscape (approx. half a mile away); Sulphur Caldron (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
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