Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park

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  • All of Yellowstone is spectacular but the black sand basin is stunning. Thankfully, almost all of the park is handicapped accessible.  more »
  • We didn't expect this basin to be as great as it was. We enjoyed the features along the water. One of the geysers kept going off, and even splashed us on our way by. Beautiful pools. This was a very a...  more »
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  • Black sand basin is very close to Old Faithful but there are no tour buses. It takes only about 30 min to visit by itself with highlights like cliff geyser, sunset lake and emerald pool. Cliff geyser goes off frequently and at the edge of a stream, making it a fun to watch. The real hack is to park here and take the trail across the main road and hike into the main geyser area by Old Faithful. The trail itself is flat and short (only 0.7 mi to Daisy Geyser), passing by a few noteworthy thermal features like punchbowl and letting you completely miss the chaos and traffic around Old Faithful.
  • Not as well known as some of the other basins, but it has a very solid collection of colorful hot springs, small geysers, hot pots, and other fascinating geothermal features, including the river running through it with the geothermal water running into the river.
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