Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
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Beautiful limestone formations make this hot spring unique.
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  • John P
    South Deerfield, Massachusetts881 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, Montana497 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
    336 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
    43 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
    73 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, Texas1,402 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, Tennessee1,044 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
  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, District of Columbia24,889 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lower Terraces
    I opted to stop at the lower terraces of the Mammoth Hot Springs since it seemed to be less crowded. You have to climb stairs to get up to see the terraces. The first one was the Minerva Spring and Terrace. It was kind of cool, white in color and you get to be up close and personal with them. The next terrace up was gorgeous, the Jupiter & Mound Terraces. The colors were reds, oranges and yellows and made me think of a sunset. Other people said the next terrace up wasn’t worth the walk, so after the first two, I headed back down. Still very impressive.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 April 2024
  • Julie
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list trip exceeded our expectations
    Mammoth Hot Springs is a must-see in Yellowstone! Norris Geyser Basin was also amazing!!! Actually our entire trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons ranks up there as one of the best vacations we've ever had. Would do it all again in a heartbeat 💓
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2024
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Rachael S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I had the opportunity to live, work and explore in Yellowstone National Park this Spring, stationed at Mammoth Hot Springs. It is a perfect place to stay during your Yellowstone adventure! Bison and elk are almost daily visitors during April and May, and at the end of May babies start to be born!
It is close to places like Lamar Valley, which is also an excellent wildlife viewing area with great sunsets.
The hot springs themselves, called 'The Terraces' are also worth checking out! Covered partially in travertine and other bacterial mats, it's almost like you are on a different planet! Part of it was used in the filming of an old Star Trek movie for that purpose:)
Mammoth Hot Springs may not be as well-known as Old Faithful (which is about an hour and a half away), but it is definitely worth a visit when you come to Yellowstone!
Written 22 June 2024
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SwonQonDoi
Boston, MA405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The beauty of nature is pure and endless. We've witnessed it with our own eyes and felt it with our own bodies.

Our journey led us to Mammoth Hot Springs, one of the most iconic and fascinating geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to witness the power and beauty of geothermal activity. With its stunning terraces, vibrant colors, and fascinating geological formations, Palette Spring, in particular, showcases a range of hues, including brilliant whites, yellows, oranges, and browns, creating a visually stunning spectacle.

There was a series of boardwalks and viewing platforms that allowed visitors to explore the terraces up close.

Mammoth Hot Springs, like all areas of Yellowstone National Park, is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is subject to strict conservation measures. Visitors are reminded to stay on designated trails and boardwalks to protect the fragile thermal features and to ensure their safety.

We spent hours enjoying the beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs and left with hearts full of wonderful experiences.
Written 16 May 2024
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Julie
57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Mammoth Hot Springs is a must-see in Yellowstone! Norris Geyser Basin was also amazing!!! Actually our entire trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons ranks up there as one of the best vacations we've ever had. Would do it all again in a heartbeat 💓
Written 12 May 2024
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC24,889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I opted to stop at the lower terraces of the Mammoth Hot Springs since it seemed to be less crowded. You have to climb stairs to get up to see the terraces. The first one was the Minerva Spring and Terrace. It was kind of cool, white in color and you get to be up close and personal with them. The next terrace up was gorgeous, the Jupiter & Mound Terraces. The colors were reds, oranges and yellows and made me think of a sunset. Other people said the next terrace up wasn’t worth the walk, so after the first two, I headed back down. Still very impressive.
Written 22 April 2024
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seema60
Toronto, Canada928 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, TN1,044 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rick B
Round Rock, TX1,402 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CypressT
Cypress, TX73 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
43 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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