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Terrace Walk

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Length


0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers


17' 5 m

Ascent

-13' -4 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

4,356' 1,328 m

High

4,339' 1,323 m

Low

Shared By Karl W

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A boardwalk/paved loop trail around the beautiful Rainbow Terraces.

Karl W

Dogs Leashed

Features Hot Spring · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly This is a very easy and accessible trail that passes through beautiful mineral formations from the hot springs.

Description

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. This is the primary trail in the park that highlights all of the main pools and terraces. You'll get to see many vibrant colors from the algae that feed on the minerals in the 135-degree water. The colorful travertine terraces built from millions of years of mineral build-up are reminiscent of the Mammoth Springs in Yellowstone, but quite a bit smaller. The western and northern half of this loop trail are made from slightly elevated boardwalks that take you through the springs. The eastern half of the trail is paved.

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Jun 23, 2018
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