Mammoth Hot Springs
Includes Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Mammoth Campground, Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces, Golden Gate, Swan Lake Flats
Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.
Mammoth Hot Springs Area
This is "Classic Mammoth Hot Springs" with an elk crossing the street in the middle of town!
Mammoth is the Yellowstone Park Headquarters, so there is basically a small town here. Visitors enjoy eating at the restaurant, or staying at the famous Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. There is also a visitor center and general store that travelers enjoy. The Mammoth Campground is open all year long, and is a popular place to camp. The main attraction however is the amazing Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
This photo was taken in the Mammoth Campground. Cow elk often give birth to their calves right in the Mammoth Campground to try to protect them from predators.
There are Elk!
During the fall mating season, known as "the rut", huge bull elk bugle at the top of their lungs. This is a very common occurrence at Mammoth and is a thrill to see and hear.
The Most Famous Elk In Yellowstone: "Elk #6"
Only in Mammoth Hot Springs!
Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
The Upper Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace of Yellowstone National Park has some really unique hydrothermal structures.
The Golden Gate
Swan Lake Flat
Swan Lake Flat is a vast, open area that is a great place to watch all kinds of wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, buffalo, elk, birds and much more. This is an extremely popular place for animal watchers and photographers. This area is located south of Mammoth Hot Springs, just beyond the Golden Gate along the road heading for Norris Junction on the Grand Loop.
Winter In Yellowstone Park
Mammoth Hot Springs is an important part of planning a Yellowstone Park Winter Vacation. For more info on Winter in Yellowstone, click here.
This cow and calf elk decided to take a swim in Swan Lake. We were lucky to be there to witness it.
We have enjoyed some of the most gorgeous sunsets we've ever seen on Swan Lake Flats, such as the one in this photo.