Visit Mammoth Hot Springs, one of the outstanding thermal features of Yellowstone National Park. The Mammoth Hot Springs area is unique and is located very close to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park away from other attractions of the park. The Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces are the large complex of vibrant travertine deposited from the hot mineral springs. Take a stroll on the boardwalk above the steaming hydrothermal features and embrace the beauty of a series of travertine terraces and the thermal pools. Drive the 1 mile loop road around the Upper Terraces to view the Main Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, the Fort Yellowstone and the Gardner River, and the hydrothermal features like Orange Spring Mound.
These photos are from our two day trip to Yellowstone National park in the late August 2012.
Best Things To Do
- Upper Terrace Loop Drive: Drive Upper Terrace Loop Dr around the large complex of vibrant travertine deposited from the hot mineral springs. It is a short, less than a two mile drive from the entrance of the loop road to the first parking pullouts along the road. The Orange Spring Mound, the Bath Lake area, and the White Elephant Back Terrace are the highlights of the Upper Terrace Loop Drive.
- Mammoth Hot Springs Trail: Take a stroll on the boardwalk above the steaming hydrothermal features and embrace the beauty of a series of travertine terraces and the thermal pools. The boardwalk leads to a variety of thermal features along the top of the main Mammoth Terrace, Canary Spring, and the main overlook at the top of the terrace.s
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