Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Mammoth Hot Springs Reviews: 4.5/5

Mammoth Hot Springs
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Beautiful limestone formations make this hot spring unique.
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John F
Vallejo, CA1,088 contributions
Very Scenic
Jun 2021
A bit of a distance from the west gate, but a very scenic drive and well worth it. Be prepared if you plan on hiking to the top, as it is a bit strenuous. Many photo ops and lots to look at. A must visit while in Yellowstone.
Written 5 June 2021
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Susan J
Torrance67 contributions
Worth a trip, not a stay
May 2021
Skip the hotel here until they invest some money into updating it. The Hot Springs are awesome, so plan to drive up, but don't stay unless you are desperate.
Written 4 June 2021
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aspoe093
Pierre, SD286 contributions
Awesome
May 2021
Awesome experience. The place looks so far out and it feels like you might be on another planet. Great photo opportunities and plenty to see
Written 29 May 2021
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6,590 contributions
Like an Ever Changing Sculpture
Apr 2021
This place was one of the highlights for our trip. We visited here twice during our week in Yellowstone. It's on the way to the Lamar Valley and the Roosevelt Arch. It was amazing to finally witness the natural beauty of this place that sits like an ever-changing sculpture on the side of the mountain. It is so different from other sites in Yellowstone. It has boardwalk trails to allow visitors to see the different natural formations. It is very dreamy and surreal during the cold day we were here. Public restrooms are maintained well and general gift store has reasonable prices compared to downtown West Yellowstone. The restaurants were closed due to Covid but we still found a good sandwich at the General Store. We also enjoyed an interesting scene of a herd of Bisons resting next to the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Public Restroom area. There is also a large historic Post Office down the street. Mammoth Hot Springs has a variety of every changing scenery that never gets tiring. Highly recommended.
Written 16 May 2021
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Livelifeoutloud
Charleston, SC96 contributions
Feels like you are on the moon
May 2021 • Couples
Don't miss this on your trip to Yellowstone! So interesting that a place like this exists on this earth!
Written 4 May 2021
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Kirk E
Santa Fe, NM982 contributions
spectacular!
Jan 2021
Mammoth Hot Springs is one of Yellowstone's signature sites, and one of the most unusual formations to be seen anywhere. Visitors generally limit themselves to the much-photographed Palette Springs on the lower terrace, but even more spectacular beauty can be found on the terraces above, a surreal moonscape of hot-spring pools, steam and crystallizing travertine. The site is so other-worldly it once ever serves as the background image for Spock's home planet, Vulcan, in the original Star Trek series. And it's a terrestrial photographer's wonderland.
Written 20 January 2021
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,817 contributions
Wow.. Worth the Drive
Aug 2020 • Family
Mammoth was a big highlight for us we absolutely loved the massive geothermal formation and enjoyed spotting all the little details within the formation as well. The boardwalk and trails make exploring this site easy in comparison to other places in the park. Plenty of parking and again a must visit opportunity.
Written 6 December 2020
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tonypusa
Seattle, WA91 contributions
Spectacular
Oct 2020
Really amazing formation, larger than you'd guess from the photos. The crystallized steppes from the mineral water were fascinating.
Written 4 December 2020
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI632 contributions
WOW and so many people do not go up north to see this
Sep 2020
At Madison (23 miles into the park) we turned north onto HWY 89 along the Gibbon River for the first 14 miles to Norris, and then 34 miles up to Mammoth Hot Springs. All along the way we stopped at every steaming femoral until we got to the wonderful sights of Mammoth Springs.

Tom had visited this point 15 years ago but the tour bus only stopped at the bottom of the lower terrace area. --- Well we first pulled off at the upper terrace (no buses allowed) area to look at the top of the terrace within a grand 1/4 mile boardwalk view. We then went on a 1.5 mile long one way road tour with CLEO of the surrounding features above the terrace.

We then went down to the highway and viewed the bottom of the terrace (that is what most tourists stop to see). The color of the terraces are just fantastic both above and below. For those that have never seen the terraces, they are a layered cascading steps tones of colorful deposits built up from underground heated water and minerals.

Turned around in downtown Mammoth springs, as it is mainly only a massive resort and a few shops and restaurants were closed. Decided it was not worth the trip to go the extra 5 miles north to the park's North entrance to look at the old gate (only large enough for one way traffic way back when the park was first open.
Written 1 November 2020
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Martin W
Idaho Falls, ID186 contributions
What an awesome sight to see and experience
Oct 2020
A late season drive through the Park. What a beautiful trip. The fall colors and the wildlife were amazing. The visitors were few so the trip was fun aand easy. So glad we made the side trip on this 7-day road trip.
Written 27 October 2020
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