Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
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Beautiful limestone formations make this hot spring unique.
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  • Kathy Z
    246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shimmering terrace of travertine formations form this unique geological showcase.
    Terraced travertine formations are so unusual and quite brilliant in color. Fascinating visit to a unique geological place. The visitor center is well worth stopping by as it has a detailed history of Yellowstone and its natural environs. Plus all the elk are usually arrayed right in front of it with the Rangers always careful to protect the animals. This is the headquarters for the Rangers of Yellowstone and the town reflects its importance.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 June 2023
  • K B
    Lafayette, California443 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the highlights of Yellowstone
    This is a large and extremely interesting area with active and inactive features. There is a boardwalk to get to various parts of it and pictures showing how it looked in the past. The active parts of the spring migrate over time. The most active part now seemed to be Canary Spring.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • John P
    South Deerfield, Massachusetts878 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A walk in the park, on a hill, a BIG hill. 6/23/23
    The road is a loop that can be driven, but we had to walk it on this particular day. As we approached from miles away, it looked like a huge mound od snow that forgot to melt with the rest. Then it looked like a mine. It was a geological masterpiece resembling a glacier !
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Rehoboth5
    Helena, Montana518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic buildings, thermal features, tourist facilities and summer crowds
    We live in Montana, and visit Mammoth almost every year. Sometimes in summer, occasionally in spring, fall or even winter. The thermal features there are truly impressive. So are the historic buildings. And often, one sees lots of elk there. There are also good tourist facilities (much better than those in the nearby, tawdry and touristy gateway community of Gardiner). The problem is that in the summer, crowds at Mammoth can be bad, and a certain percentage of visitors can get pushy and rude. So in the summer, best to visit Mammoth early (before 9 am) or late (after 5 pm). Also, be aware that the new access road to Mammoth from Gardiner is steep, with extremely tight hairpin turns. Slow down and be careful.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • MyBucketListTrips
    245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    Near the North entrance (Gardiner, MT). Fascinating and beautiful travertine mineral deposits. The Park Ranger was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions thoroughly. Definitely worth the stop. Nice hike around the area, including on the walkway around the deposits.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Gretz
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boardwalks for days, beautiful
    The boardwalks will take you to all levels of this awesome area. There are plenty of stairs to climb if you want to get the top levels. Probably want to carve out 2 hours to take it all in. Another must do.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • CypressT
    71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite hotel in Yellowstone National Park
    This was my second time at this hotel and I'd make it my go-to choice if visiting Yellowstone again. The rooms in the hotel are clean. Front desk personnel are friendly. The little bear soaps in the bathroom are a special touch. Rooms do not have a tv or ac but the hotel has internet. Seeing Elk or Bison in the parking lot and nearby grounds is a common experience. The hotel seems to get crowded during the day with lots of park visitors stopping by but a night it's dark and quiet. There's a restaurant and bar within walking distance.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Pat M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant surprise!
    Mammoth Hot Springs was a pleasant surprise! The hotel was lovely and the food (that we had) was good! They also had complimentary coffee available, starting at 5 am for those of us heading out on a wildlife viewing adventure. I will have to say that of the four hotels in the national parks that we visited this time, it was the only one that provided that gracious gesture. The springs were interesting, but I enjoyed walking around all of the property and looking at the historical buildings that are still being used. The ranger station/visitor center is also quite interesting. I would definitely go there again.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Rick B
    Round Rock, Texas1,305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome!
    Mammoth Hot Springs was incredible! this area is full of hot springs and travertine terraces. There is also a small village with all the services you need, restaurants, lodge etc. There are miles of boardwalks that twist and turn past the colorful springs. Stay on the boardwalks for your safety and to protect the fagile ground around the springs. Also try to visit Fort Yellowstone built in the late 1800's when they War Department administered the park as the National Park service did not exist yet.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • travelgal1994
    Franklin, Tennessee882 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, don’t miss it!
    How amazing is this area!!! We had no idea it was this big and beautiful! Its a true surprise! Our first stop in YS we were there in the rain and it didn’t slow us down! Actually it made it much more interesting! To see the various formations and colors. Wow… this is a beautiful not to miss area!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 September 2023
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seema60
Toronto, Canada947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
These travertine terraces are very different to the rest of the park. We also enjoyed going to the hotel nearby for buying some souvenirs. It’s a worthwhile drive if you are staying longer than two days
Written 26 September 2023
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travelgal1994
Franklin, TN882 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
How amazing is this area!!! We had no idea it was this big and beautiful! Its a true surprise! Our first stop in YS we were there in the rain and it didn’t slow us down! Actually it made it much more interesting! To see the various formations and colors.
Wow… this is a beautiful not to miss area!
Written 25 September 2023
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Rick B
Round Rock, TX1,305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Mammoth Hot Springs was incredible! this area is full of hot springs and travertine terraces. There is also a small village with all the services you need, restaurants, lodge etc. There are miles of boardwalks that twist and turn past the colorful springs. Stay on the boardwalks for your safety and to protect the fagile ground around the springs. Also try to visit Fort Yellowstone built in the late 1800's when they War Department administered the park as the National Park service did not exist yet.
Written 23 September 2023
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Pat M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Mammoth Hot Springs was a pleasant surprise! The hotel was lovely and the food (that we had) was good! They also had complimentary coffee available, starting at 5 am for those of us heading out on a wildlife viewing adventure. I will have to say that of the four hotels in the national parks that we visited this time, it was the only one that provided that gracious gesture. The springs were interesting, but I enjoyed walking around all of the property and looking at the historical buildings that are still being used. The ranger station/visitor center is also quite interesting. I would definitely go there again.
Written 19 September 2023
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CypressT
Cypress, TX71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was my second time at this hotel and I'd make it my go-to choice if visiting Yellowstone again. The rooms in the hotel are clean. Front desk personnel are friendly. The little bear soaps in the bathroom are a special touch. Rooms do not have a tv or ac but the hotel has internet. Seeing Elk or Bison in the parking lot and nearby grounds is a common experience. The hotel seems to get crowded during the day with lots of park visitors stopping by but a night it's dark and quiet. There's a restaurant and bar within walking distance.
Written 16 September 2023
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Gretz
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The boardwalks will take you to all levels of this awesome area. There are plenty of stairs to climb if you want to get the top levels. Probably want to carve out 2 hours to take it all in. Another must do.
Written 16 August 2023
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MyersFamilyTravelers
153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We entered Yellowstone from the north entrance so this was the first thing we saw. Very neat and some good paths to walk around. We even had two elk enjoying the warmth!
Written 14 August 2023
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MyBucketListTrips
245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Near the North entrance (Gardiner, MT). Fascinating and beautiful travertine mineral deposits. The Park Ranger was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions thoroughly. Definitely worth the stop. Nice hike around the area, including on the walkway around the deposits.
Written 5 August 2023
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Joe Alejo
South Lake Tahoe, CA246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
beautiful...beautiful...beautiful and a few other words thrown in for good measure....worth the stop....close to town....lotsa wildlife....go early to take in the beauty and the nice hikes...did i say close to town???
Written 23 July 2023
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rogersober
Clermont, FL28,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What cool glass like flows of crystal in a waterfall that is ever changing. The boardwalk was cool and view very different from the top drive around.
Written 21 July 2023
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