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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  • Who knew the colors that could come from a hot spring! It was really something to see. Very crowded--had trouble finding a parking spot but worth the effort.  more »
  • Seeing bald eagles and elk was outstanding. We stayed in the cabins which was fun, but parking was confusing and had to walk through mud to get to the front door. There is a nice loop you can drive ar...  more »
  • Mammoth Springs was one of our favorite parts of Yellowstone! It has some of the prettiest views from Norris to Mammoth Springs! Make sure you have your cameras ready for wildlife in the area! We saw ...  more »
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