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170 °F 80 °C water temperatureAlgae living in the warm pools have tinted the travertine shades of brown orange red and greenArts Culture MusicAutumnBecause of the huge amount of geothermal vents the travertine flourishesFallFirehole Lake DriveGardner River CanyonGeothermalGeothermal ventsLandscapeMammoth Hot SpringsMammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park adjacent to Fort Yellowstone and the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic DistrictMammoth Hot Springs lie outside the caldera boundary but their energy has been attributed to the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone geothermal areasMammoth Hot Springs was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonateMammoth WYNational ParksNatureNorth AmericaSeasonsShallow circulation along this corridor allows Norris' superheated water to slightly cool before surfacing at MammothSunsetTerrace Mountain at Mammoth Hot Springs is the largest known carbonatedepositing spring in the worldThe Mammoth Terraces extend all the way from the hillside across the Parade Ground and down to Boiling RiverThe hot water that feeds Mammoth comes from Norris Geyser Basin after traveling underground via a fault line that runs through limestoneTime of DayUSAUnited States of AmericaWestern HemisphereWyomingYellowstone NP Wyoming Montana Idaho 44.60°N 110.50°Wartisticcalcium carbonatecalderagenerally at about 170 °F 80 °Cgeothermal poolslimestonesandstonetravertine© Rick Waller