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Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

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Hot Spring
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. Put Mammoth Hot Springs at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.
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  • Beautiful ride over the mountain to Mammoth. Nice little shops and a dinner to eat in. Food is far and few between in Yellowstone.  more »
  • The terraces were one of the sights I looked forward to the most at Yellowstone. They certainly delivered! Not only are they beautiful, but there's also good variety. The hot springs were just as beau...  more »
  • I wasn't too impressed with this area, but upon reading about it I became more intrigued. It's slowly drying out and will look different on every visit. Im glad to see it and people have already comme...  more »
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  • Could not see all of the Mammoth Hot Springs because of the winter damage hasn't been completely repaired yet on the walkways and pathways. Still very interesting when you think about how I got to be this way over time.
  • Loved going here as a kid. This is one awesome place. Its a great way to let the kids get there wiggles out.
  • One of the best place to see in the park. It is unique. Looks like "Pamukkale" of Turkey.
  • The drive is gorgeous and the hot springs make for great photos. The wooden walkway allows for easy whhelchair access, too. The town is absolutely picturesque!
  • Bit of a walk getting to the top. Beautiful view.