Monday, April 27, 2015

Video of Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Among Yellowstone National Park’s many iconic sights is the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces.

These hot pools cascading over travertine terraces are a spectacular sight in the park’s northern section. The pools’ temperatures can reach up to 163 degrees F, so don’t place your hand in the waters.

Here’s a brief video showing Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces:

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A great trail to see the terraces from is the disconnected Mammoth Hot Springs boardwalks. Accessible from Grand Loop Road, the boardwalks weave through and around the springs for nearly 4 miles of hiking.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.