Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park

I don’t think you can find a better example of layers than the Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. This feature has many terraces of travertine layered from thousands of year of limestone deposits. Super heated water from the caldera under Yellowstone flows north along a fault line and through an area of limestone. The limestone is absorbed by the water and then deposited in Layers of travertine.




The pictures here are from one small area called Palette Springs. This picture show Devil’s Thumb sticking up out of the springs. The layers just build up around this feature.

9 thoughts on “Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park

    1. Thank you. If you ever get the chance, take a National Parks tour in the US. Europe may have its ancient history, but the US has wonderful natural beauty that is not to be missed.

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