Hot Springs are deep channels through which water flows from the molten interior of the earth; closer to the surface in Yellowstone than anywhere else on the planet!
The Park's headquarters & largest visitor center are at Mammoth.
Favorite thing: See for yourself the amazing MAMMOTH HOT SPRING: In the northwest corner of the park, hot water rises through beds of limestone (instead of lava) & shaped balconies & colorful steaming terraces of Travertine (Calcium Carbonate).
Favorite thing: CANARY SPRINGS: Part of the MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS. Named for its yellow algae growing along the edges, it is the most active of the springs in the main terrace.
Favorite thing: MINERVA SPRINGS: Located within the lower terrace group. One of the most beautiful in the park because of its array of brilliant colors & ornate travertine formations.
Favorite thing: this is an extremely interesting and photogenic thermal area. This photo comes from the internet, since my old ones have faded miserably.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins Yellowstone National Park
7 Reviews and 515 Opinions We stayed in the Snow Lodge (not cabins) for 3 nights at the end of our weeklong trip. My father,...