Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

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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  • So there isn't a huge burst of scalding water that's going to happen here but you can see the after effects of that same mineral fortified water on the surroundings here. When the sun shines directly ...  more »
  • It seemed a long way on the map, especially with Norris road closed. However saw bears on the drive plus spectacular valleys and rock forms. Basically allow a day? And then to the hot springs. Really ...  more »
  • This thermal feature is beautiful and very unique in the park. There's nothing else like it so take some time and walk around the boardwalks and drive the little scenic drive.  more »

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