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 area is very crowded. People in cars aren't very polite, so if you are walking-- watch out for the cars. The NPS staff was very helpful and very nice. The food at the NPS restaurant is below.....  more
    The area is very crowded. People in cars aren't very polite, so if you are walking-- watch out for the cars. The NPS staff was very helpful and very nice. The food at the NPS restaurant is below.....  more »
  • It was definitely worth the stop and walk. Even though it was primarily frozen at the time, it was still stunning because of the geological formations and variations of colors. 
    It was definitely worth the stop and walk. Even though it was primarily frozen at the time, it was still stunning because of the geological formations and variations of colors.  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.
  • Must not miss Mammoth Hot Springs when visiting Yellowstone. There is a 1950's feel to the buildings and the nature surrounding it is surreal along with the opportunity to see Elk, Magpies and more. Make this a place to check out while visiting this National Park!

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