For some reason, I was super excited to see the Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone.  I don’t really know why, but I really enjoyed it.  Even though it was more hot springs, it was still totally different from the rest of the springs in the park.

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This is more of a leisurely walk than a hike.  There is a boardwalk weaving around the springs, taking you to some of the cooler spots.  Unfortunately it’s not a loop so you have to backtrack a bit.  It’s worth walking to the end, though.  You get really awesome views of the springs and mountains like in the two pictures below.

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I loved the way the springs looked and the colors in the little pools.  This wasn’t a super busy place compared to the Tetons and most of Yellowstone, but there was still a fair number of people.  Don’t let this stop you from going of course.  It’s a really cool place and I loved most of the pictures I took there.

Helpful things:

  • Take an hour or two to wander around and check out the hot springs.  You can see this at the start or end of the day depending on where you’re coming from or going.
  • You don’t need even tennis shoes for this.  It’s pretty easy.
  • As always, bring water.  Even though its easy, it can still get hot, especially since you’re right over the hot springs.

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