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Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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  • It is a basin near old faithful. It is famous for swimming pool. Around 10-20 minutes if you can. It is recommended.
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  • On a short circular walk some flat are, broadly expansive and very colorful geysers.
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  • This was a great stop, the colors were beautiful. Great little pathway for people to walk on! Great for the whole family. 
  • This is a stop that any visitor must include in their tour of Upper Geyser Basin. Tourists began calling it Black Sand Basin because of the small fragments of black obsidian sand which cover portions of the basin. Here is a small collection of jewel-like geysers, and colorful hot springs. Emerald Pool is the most colorful and famous of these springs. Another colorful pool is Opalescent Pool. Cliff Geyser is an unusual geyser formed on the bank of Iron Creek and can erupt 30 to 40 feet high. You can either walk here from Old Faithful or drive here by Grand Loop Drive. A quick stop with many photo opportunities.
  • It was pretty good. Some of the attractions were difficult to see inside but three really stood out to me- Sunset Lake, Opalescent pool, and Emerald pool. If you do not like a being surrounded by a bunch of people, this is the place for you.
  • A small but beautiful collection of small geysers and amazing pools.
  • This place is gorgeous. If you like nature and beauty, you have to visit.
  • Beautiful spot wouldn't want to miss it
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