4) Mammoth Hot Springs
Does anything sound more intriguing than a complex of natural hot springs perched on a hill overlooking one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country? That’s exactly what Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park intrigues visitors with. Geothermal baths are amazing, but the sight of these hot springs’ is what draws a lot of attention. The Travertine rock, which is made from limestone, creates the above ground pools that we see. The layered pools grow quickly due to its’ super-soft, mold-able nature and the chemistry behind the existence of the hot springs. The result is layer after layer of limestone deposits that have formed an infinite number of terraces. There are roughly 50 hot springs in the area, which are scattered over a mile radius. The surrounding barren landscape, coupled with the rising steam from dozens of natural Jacuzzi’s gives this place an otherworldly vibe.
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