Yellowstone - Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

(978 reviews)
Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone, United States
45 mins

About the tour

Take a meander along the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces and through time to learn how ancient seas, continental shifts, ice ages and volcanism have created the beautiful, otherworldly springs that lay before us today--and learn why it could look different tomorrow! We’ll take a deep dive into the natural history of one of Yellowstone’s most dynamic thermal features. Join us for an informative, fun look with Ashea, who’s been watching these features morph since the mid-90’s when she first moved to Yellowstone and lived adjacent to the Terraces. Whether you’ve visited the Mammoth Hot Springs before, or never laid eyes on them, this trip is sure to delight your sense of wonder at one of Earth’s most marvelous sites.

Meet your local guide


Ashea has spent twenty-five years exploring and sharing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, helping people connect to a wild landscape and to themselves. She has led all ages and interests through Yellowstone including children’s programming, driving snow coaches, skiing and hiking deep into the backcountry, geyser gazing and road-based wildlife watching. She lives 100 yards from Yellowstone National Park’s boundary with her ecologist husband, where they own an ecological consulting business and small educational guiding company. Immersing in Yellowstone and the surrounding public lands with their daughter on skis and foot is where they find nourishment. She is excited to partner with Virtualtrips to share her home landscape with the world in this unique way!

Ashea has been guiding since Sep 1998

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Yellowstone with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Yellowstone. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Laura G.

06 March 2021

Excellent guide! So knowledgeable about the area. Really enjoyed the tour!

Lauren P.

06 March 2021

Ashea is so passionate about nature and has so much information to share about Yellowstone. We learned a lot! Really great tour of a beautiful place.

Don B.

06 March 2021

The tour certainly revealed the advantage of visiting during the winter months. Apart from there being no crowds, the overall scenery is far subtler and the air appears to be a lot cleaner. No blue haze from traffic fumes or from distant wildfires. The rotten eggs (sulfur) smells are nothing new, having spent a lot of time visiting and travelling around Iceland. Look forward to doing the same over the spring season. Thank you very much Ashea Regards Don Berry

Abigail H.

06 March 2021

Amazing tour! The scenery was fantastic and was a sight to behold. Ashea knew her stuff and was very informative!

Gwyneth W.

06 March 2021

Wow want a wonderful tour, Ashea knowledge is out standing and so entertaining and passionate , I will definitely be booking future tours . Thank you

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