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“emerald pool” (17 reviews)
“smaller area” (2 reviews)
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"emerald pool"
in 17 reviews
"smaller area"
in 2 reviews
"old faithful area"
in 6 reviews
"great colors"
in 2 reviews
"hot springs and geysers"
in 2 reviews
"boardwalk trail"
in 2 reviews
"old faithfull"
in 2 reviews
"thermal activity"
in 2 reviews
"geothermal features"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"grand prismatic spring"
in 2 reviews
"bison"
in 3 reviews
"basin"
in 24 reviews
"rainbow"
in 8 reviews
"pools"
in 12 reviews
"obsidian"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will get a similar experience here at a smaller scale. Because of that, this location is not crowded at all. We were able to park and give a quick walk around in minutes. Similar to other Basins, you get a variety of geological features...More

Thank TravelersFromFishers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would never understand much if I just went and saw this place , it would be the same like every other geyser. The park ranger tour was enlightening and I thoroughly enjoyed the narration and facts about this basin and what makes it different...More

Thank diksha n
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After going to all the basins they start to feel very similar. This is nice but not much different to some of the others. If you are short for time do the Old Faithful group and them pick another one to see

Thank Milnthorp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a neat basin full of colors and evidence of wildlife. We saw elk and bison on our hike and have amazing pictures to share when we get back with the stories!

Thank StacyStenz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a few miles north of Old Faithful Village. We arrived early and had the place to ourselves. Highlights includes Cliff Geyser, Emerald Pool and Sunset Lake. There was parking but no bathroom as I recall. There is a boardwalk so easy access.

Thank ohiowanderer
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Great spot for all ages to visit. Boardwalk makes walk easy and picture opportunities are many. Good car parking access also. The bison sitting nearby helped the aesthetics. Put this on your list.

1  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This basin is very interesting and beautiful. You really realize the magma is below your feet while here.

Thank foxsc
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

There are some cool looking hot springs and geysers here. This doesn't make my top list of geothermal features but if you have time it is well worth a stop. My top four geothermal sites in Yellowstone are the Grand Prismatic Spring, the Firehole River...More

Thank jbg74
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

It's almost as if Salvador Dali and Mars had a child...and this was the end result of it all. Just a fascinating and crazy landscape to explore and see. Nature has continued to fascinate me within Yellowstone with areas such as Black Sand Basin...

Thank Willof72
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Black Sand Basin is an isolated group in the Upper Geyser Basin and has a 0.5 mi/0.8 km boardwalk. It is famous for containing black obsidian sand and the jewel-coloured Emerald Pool. My husband and I visited around 11am on a Monday in August. It...More

Thank pingaroo
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