"Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces 2" Mammoth Hot Springs Tip by melissa_bel

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by melissa_bel

Seeing the springs from the first time is quite amazing! Especially when one is active (they are not active all the time, when we were there, the activity was quite low and it can remain like that for years). One of the first thing you will notice is the smell of "rotten eggs" so characteristic for hot springs.
The colours, diversity of formations and eerieness is something to behold. With names such as "Palette, New Blue, Minerva, Jupiter...", this is a place out this world.
We only visited the Lower Terraces as we had to be back home before dark but the higher terraces can be accessed by road.
When visiting, please be careful. Do not get off the boardwalk as you may be scalded by hot water and steam. This is not a joke, some death have been reported.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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