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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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“geyser basin” (59 reviews)
“black pool” (24 reviews)
Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This geyser was boiling hot as most geyser are, however the green/blue tints are incredible. There are many geyser in the same area that can be seen within walking distance.

Thank 3catsmary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk wasn't too short or too long. A loop was just right distance. It's all flat so many of travelers could do the loop without any major problem plus every certain distance, there were benches to rest. Geysers were not so big compared to...More

Thank nyay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simple walk around several thermal features. The most interesting was an underwater geyser spout with a very large trout hanging around it. A definite should see while in Yellowstone.

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The unique view of this geyser is its proximity to Lake Yellowstone. A sharp contrast between the colorful and scary geyser to the tranquil blue lake.

Thank Ling R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see. Loved it. Be sure to take a bottle of water with you. Go early to avoid the crowds. Gets really busy.

Thank Tripletmompearland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One would be better off spending time traveling to other locations except for the quick walk along the lake's edge.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was sited on another of those regular stops you can make round the park when visiting the geysers. Again there are wooden walkways all the way round and whatever the weather there are always great views to be had. We thought it was wonderful,...More

Thank helenandpaul13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a small region with a concentration of many geothermal features that are stunningly beautiful with contrasting backdrop of a huge and serene fresh water lake!! The beauty of the black pool must be enjoyed in person and less explained!!

Thank sri67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With over 1/2 the earths thermal features, Yellowstone National Park is literally overflowing with geothermal features like hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles and geyser basins. Old Faithful is the most famous...not necessarily the best...so many to see...take a week at least...a trip of a lifetime...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Yellowstone. The colors of the geysers are amazing and it's beautiful right next to the lake.

Thank Katie M
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Jolene A
8 June 2015|
Response from AH88888 | Reviewed this property |
As a result of a 1998 change in National Park Service policy which eliminated preferences for established businesses in parks, Hamilton's Stores lost the concessions contract in Yellowstone to Delaware North in 2002, and... More