Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, Wyoming

More photos from our trip! Info on this stop from Wikipedia (oh how I love that site)…
Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park. It was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate (over two tons flow into Mammoth each day in a solution). Because of the huge amount of geothermal vents, travertine flourishes. Although these springs lie outside the caldera boundary, their energy has been attributed to the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone geothermal areas.
The hot water that feeds Mammoth comes from Norris Geyser Basin after traveling underground via a fault line that runs through limestone. Shallow circulation along this corridor allows Norris’ superheated water to slightly cool before surfacing at Mammoth, generally at about 170 °F (80 °C). Algae living in the warm pools have tinted the travertine shades of brown, orange, red, and green.
Terrace Mountain at Mammoth Hot Springs is the largest known carbonate-depositing spring in the world.

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at or via the contact form on her website at

35 thoughts on “Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, Wyoming

  • 25 August, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Wow Gingi… the pictires are incredible… all the cool colors. It’s fascinating what the natural resourses are capable of… beautuful xox ♡

    • 25 August, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Yeah, we were strolling around and I just kept saying, “What a STRANGE world we live in!”

  • 25 August, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Wow this place is breathtaking!! I wouldn’t mind visiting at all. Awesome shots!

    • 25 August, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      <3 <3 <3

  • 25 August, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Stunning! I really need to visit Yellowstone. Your girls are precious, Gingi. 🙂

  • 25 August, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Aww! The baby is getting so big and beautiful!

    • 26 August, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      Yeah, after awhile I had to stop taking pictures.. haha.. there was so much to look at!!

    • 26 August, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Awww, thanks! <3

  • 25 August, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Such a amazing colour in the rocks – that ice-cream looks tasty!

    All the best Jan

  • 26 August, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Gorgeous! These posts are making me want to go out west so badly! The kids look like they’re having a blast!

    • 26 August, 2015 at 2:21 pm


  • 26 August, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Aww.. I just love your photos of that cute little one. You guys seem like you’re having a great time. I’ve always wanted to see a hot springs in person. Thanks for recommending this place.

    Kia / House of KTS

    • 27 August, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Yeah, I’ve still yet to be IN a hot springs.. these ones shut down to the public long ago! Now they’re just for looksies!

  • 26 August, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    these places look very dream
    I posted a new OUTFIT, I’d love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss

  • 27 August, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I love Yellowstone! I need to go back and visit!
    Melanie @

    • 27 August, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      I’d love to see your photos from there!! <3

  • 27 August, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    It’s hard to believe you’re showing pictures in the U.S.! It’s amazing how diverse the landscape across this great country can be. Lovely.

    • 28 August, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      LOL, thats what I kept saying when I was there!!

    • 28 August, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      <3 <3

  • 28 August, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Oh wow, you got to see some fascinating places!

  • 29 August, 2015 at 2:37 am

    The colors are amusing!

Comments are closed.