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Explore Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

based on 10 reviews


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Added by Layne Allison

These natural hot springs are absolutely magnificent yet unique. Just off the road and located near a popular tourist town this makes for an awesome day trip. Easy parking, bathrooms and restaurants nearby make for an easy and family friendly trip. 

These natural hot springs are crazy cool and very rare, which makes for an unforgettable trip. The hot springs are located right off of highway 89. With easy parking, restrooms and a town less than half a mile up the road this location is very convenient. The area provides boardwalks which makes viewing the springs close and personal. It is HIGHLY ADVISED TO NOT WANDER OFF THE BOARDWALKS, the ground is very unstable in the area. This area is very populated with Elk and predators of the Elk which influence the Elk to wander and chill in the local town for safety. 

A camera is an essential for this trip. You won't want to forget this experience. During the summer it can get hot so LOTS of WATER and SUN SCREEN. During the winter seasons it can get chilly so bring layers, rain jacket for sporadic weather change and an umbrella. 

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The Mammoth Hot Springs is another unique feature of Yellowstone with fascinating geology. This area was less populated with visitors and had ample parking area. The boardwalks offer up close views of the rock terraces and crystallized carbonate precipitated from the hot springs.

I didn't do this on my 1st trip to Yellowstone and I am so glad I had the time to do it the 2nd time around. It's pretty and unique! A fun stop!

I really enjoyed hiking around these hot springs! It was hard to look at them and not feel like they were big blocks of ice. All springs in the area were worth taking the time to see. The entrance to the Springs area has a nice area for a picnic lunch that my family took advantage of! We were even visited by an elk and her baby! You've got to always be ready for wildlife all over Yellowstone.

It is definitely worth walking around on the boardwalk- I would recommend checking out all of the hot springs, as they're all unique. They're pretty photogenic, too.

The colors are like that if another planet. A tip is bring lunch and have a picnic in near the entrance here. Then spend some time exploring some lesser known sites in this region of the park.

The Hot Springs at Mammoth are a must do if you are in Yellowstone. They are gorgeous any time of year. I love winter in this part of the park as you can be the only ones on the entire trail at many given times. Also, if there in winter, there are cross country ski trails around the hot springs and we have skied here a couple of times and had a blast.

These are very unique and worth the drive. We were fortunate enough to see some elk in town. I would take the time to hike around and explore a little bit

The springs were pretty darn cool. It's pretty interesting to see what bubbles up from under the Earth. We walked around here for about an hour, after that we got kinda bored.

Mammoth Hot Springs are like a different world. The landscape is breathtaking.

I visited Yellowstone in March and most of the heart of the park was still closed, but Mammoth was open and provided a great place to explore for the day. Be sure to visit the trails above the main springs as they are less frequented by tourists and still very interesting

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