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Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park

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  • In the Geyser Basin, there is so much to see, but don't miss this area. There are some tremendous views and the catwalk places you in the midst of beauty and chaos. I loved this area.  more »
  • It is absolutely stunning with all the colors and the smoke. It looks like a fairytale land. It is also great if you like to take pics.  more »
  • Black Sand Basin is an isolated group of the Upper Geyser Basin. Black Sand Basin contains a small collection of jewel-like geysers, and colorful hot springs. Emerald Pool is the most colorful and fam...  more »
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  • A nice collection of pools and geysers. Great for a short walk.
  • Beautifulry thermal pools. Definitely worth a visit.
  • 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.
  • This place is gorgeous. If you like nature and beauty, you have to visit.