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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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  • The hot springs are much different today that what they were back in 1985. I was disappointed as they appeared to be much larger back then. But then nothing stays the same and it was interesting to....  more
    The hot springs are much different today that what they were back in 1985. I was disappointed as they appeared to be much larger back then. But then nothing stays the same and it was interesting to....  more »
  • Interesting to walk around and check out everything. We liked mound and Jupiter the best as Minerva wasn’t really active. We drove the Upper Terrace loop but was not too interesting. On the way... 
    Interesting to walk around and check out everything. We liked mound and Jupiter the best as Minerva wasn’t really active. We drove the Upper Terrace loop but was not too interesting. On the way...  more »
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  • Our family had been to Yellowstone a couple of times, but we had never done the north side. Mammoth lives up to its name. There is an upper and lower with different parking areas. Once you park there several boardwalks you can wonder around to see the various parts of Mammoth Hot Springs. We took our 3 girls and they really enjoyed it. There is a small town near by with shops, restaurants, restrooms and park areas.
  • 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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