Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

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#4 of 83 in Parks in 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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  • Definitely not a must see in Yellowstone but still cool! Mammoth Hot Springs is a fun stop to stretch your legs but definitely not a top 5 thing to see in Yellowstone or worth the extra 20 mile...  more »
  • We’ve been here dozens of times over the past 15 years, & it’s different every time! Yesterday, 7/24/20, the weather was perfection: Sunny, 75, & breezy! We started at the Upper Terrace trail for...  more »
  • We really enjoyed these views. The park is perfect. The views are grand and breathtaking. Great vacation.  more »
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  • These terraces are amazing! And each can grow by as much as 6' a year. The boardwalks allow great, close-up access to admire the beauty. The upper terraces drive is a good way to visit if walking a lot won't work for you. The elk down by the hotel we're also great to see.
  • Another great stop while visiting Yellowstone. I recommend taking the time to see Mammoth Hot Springs as it was amazing. Bring a great camera as you don’t want to miss an opportunity arts some great photos!
  • Mammoth is a fairly easy hike across boardwalks and some dirt sections. There are two portions, one which loops down into the town that may be a little tough due to steep paths and stairs up. And another that is more accessible but does not cover as much ground. As an added bonus, the area around Mammoth has some of the best wireless reception in the park
  • Very cool to see this area. Would be nice if they built a wooden platform a little higher off the ground so you could get a better view BUT...still worth walking through this area and don't miss sitting in the Boiling River...it's just around the corner
  • Stunning place. Easily accessible, plenty of parking. Boardwalk everywhere, hence hike is easy, very easy. I saw a herd of elk sop by and I know other animals frequent this place too. People should hold on to their hats, avoid polluting these nature wonders

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