Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

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A large complex of springs in Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, was created over thousands of years by hot water from the springs cooling and depositing calcium carbonate. Typically a bleached-white hue, the dramatic terraced sections flow with water originating from rain and snowmelt, causing a frozen cascade effect (though the water that forms this area is extremely hot). The flow of water depends on the environment at any given time, but you can walk the boardwalks along the lower and upper terraces, observing the scenery and wildlife. To visit Mammoth Hot Springs and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park, use our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is an incredible part of the park. It's quite similar to the travertine terraces in Turkey. The scenic backdrop makes it very special 
    This is an incredible part of the park. It's quite similar to the travertine terraces in Turkey. The scenic backdrop makes it very special  more »
  • The actual hot springs and geothermal features are excellent and well worth the trip however be warned - it is much much larger and with a much more Steep incline than it looks in photos. HOWEVER... 
    The actual hot springs and geothermal features are excellent and well worth the trip however be warned - it is much much larger and with a much more Steep incline than it looks in photos. HOWEVER...  more »
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  • Its a wonder how Bacteria can form such an amazing scriptures with 100’s of colors. Its definitely a watch in yellow stone. Nature is amazing. Due to chemical reactions in that area, it smells like some sort of rotten egg. Again, such a wonderful colors. Definitely a Go To place.
  • Very cool place to visit. You can drive around the vehicle pathway and see the different parts of it or you can walk around the various parts using the walkway. There were elk all around relaxing near the information center nearby. There is free WiFi in the area too. Also, there is an in park hotel there that you can reserve (reserve at least a year in advance of your visit) less crowded area when I went (around 5:30pm)

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