Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Local nameMammoth Hot Springs Terraces
LocationWyoming, United States

Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park adjacent to Fort Yellowstone and the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District. It was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate. Because of the huge amount of geothermal vents, travertine flourishes. Although these springs lie outside the caldera boundary, their energy has been attributed to the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone geothermal areas.

The hot water that feeds Mammoth comes from Norris Geyser Basin after traveling underground via a fault line that runs through limestone and roughly parallel to the Norris-to-Mammoth road. The limestone from rock formations along the fault is the source of the calcium carbonate.

Tags ScenicHot SpringsHiking & Camping
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Yellowstone Two Day Overnight Tour from 700 USD

Opening hours

Yellowstone National Park is open daily all year round. Please, check the official website for possible weather alerts.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammoth_Hot_Springs

Official Website http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/explore-mammoth.htm

Phone +1 307 344 7381

Address 82190, United States

Coordinates 44°58'11.324" N -110°42'19.436" E

Tours and activities: Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Yellowstone Two Day Overnight Tour

from 700 USD

Self-Guided Yellowstone Upper Loop Tour from Gardiner

from 57 USD

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