Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Roosevelt Wyoming

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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.

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Sep 26, 2023
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 d… Full review by seema60
Sep 25, 2023
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… Full review by travelgal1994
Sep 23, 2023
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 … Full review by Rick B

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Are the hot springs open for people to sit in?
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Absolutely not! Great question; these are direct venting for the largest caldera in the world, & are VERY HOT & dangerous for a variety of reasons, including toxins in the water, etc. …
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Absolutely not! Great question; these are direct venting for the largest caldera in the world, & are VERY HOT & dangerous for a variety of reasons, including toxins in the water, etc. Walking the boardwalks & photographing them is very enjoyable, though, especially as the summer heat cools down. A young man from outside the U.S. a year or two ago somehow did not read any available info, nor did he heed any warning signs posted: He jumped into a spring & was scalded to death within seconds—as his sister desperately tried to pull him out...Gruesome & senseless death. However, the “Boiling River” down the road from Mammoth Hot Springs (heading towards the North Gate at Gardiner, MT), is a fantastic experience & is like sitting in a natural hot tub—right in the river current! Unfortunately, because of Covid-19 restrictions this year, it’s not open to the public this year...(Neither are the stables at Roosevelt Lodge, etc.) Keep the Boiling River area in mind for the future, though—it’s memorable & FUN!
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Hi boaster. Did you happen to visit Mammoth Hot Springs later in the day? We were wondering what the crowds look like then.
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We visited mid morning the week after the 4th of July. Pretty good size crowds.
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Hey Paula, Just wanted to share because of your comment. The terraces were used in an older Star Trek movie as the …
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Hey Paula, Just wanted to share because of your comment. The terraces were used in an older Star Trek movie as the planet Vulcan, Dr. Spock's home. I was a kid working in YNP at the time and it was quite exciting. You can see why they picked the location!
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That is awesome to know, wow!
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Answer by Teresa L · Jul 25, 2020
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will there be sign on the boardwalk showing that it's a point of attraction, so that we know to stop and take picture and …
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will there be sign on the boardwalk showing that it's a point of attraction, so that we know to stop and take picture and know what the name of that attraction is? normally, how long should be spend on walking through all the points of interest in the Lower terrace? one hour is enough or not? thanks
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I mean one hour for Lower Terrace, is it enough? I will spend one more hour on Upper Terrace by car.
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Where do I make reservations to stay in Yellowstone?
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Yellowstone National Park Lodges
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