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The Rainbow Terraces in Hot Springs State Park are formed by springs that discharge more than 3 million gallons of 135-degree Fahrenheit water laden with minerals every day, making them the largest such mineral hot springs in the world. The springs form numerous colorful terraces that are reminiscent of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, but far less grand. There are numerous colorful pools that are easily explored via a boardwalk and paved path, and nearby there are baths you can relax in.

Additionally, Hot Springs State Park is the oldest state park in Wyoming, founded in 1897, so you can get a bit of Wyoming history in at the same time.

Short Walk: The Rainbow Terraces are located in the middle of Thermopolis, a small town in central Wyoming. They are easily accessible via very short hikes along paved paths and boardwalks. Take the Terrace Walk path to get the main highlights, cross the Swinging Bridge for a perspective across the river, and take Big Horn Spring Trail to see the main source of the springs.

Family Friendly: Easily accessible paved paths and boardwalks to explore this unique geographical site. Kids may enjoy making jokes about the sulfuric stink too.

Gem Type: Hot Spring

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Karl W

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