Mammoth Hot Springs
From the North Entrance, Mammoth Hot Springs is the first Thermal Feature you will encounter. Palette Springs has a mineral slope and terraced pools lower down.
Different colored algae grow in the different temperatures of water.
The minerals in the water of the spring are deposited on the slope, building up strange shapes. They aren’t icicles hanging from the top tier, rather a form of calcium carbonate.
The springs have changed direction and the forms are crumbling. New life springs forth, blooming a promise of more to come.