Colter's Hell

Largely-Extinct Thermal Area

Right on the edge of Cody, Colter’s Hell is a largely-extinct thermal area on what was known as the "Stinkingwater River" back in the early 1800’s. The name stems from the disbelief others had when John Colter – mountain man and member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition – described its existence. Shoshone Hot Spring and Demaris Hot Spring are two active features in the area. When heading into Cody, an extinct hot spring cone can be noted on the right side of the highway.

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Active Blue-Green Hot Spring Below Shoshone River Siphon
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