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Biscuit Basin

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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so many hot tubs and so little time

I enjoyed seeing the colorful and clear water in these natural hot pools. Knowing how much lava was caught between the tectonic plates below Yellowstone it's easy to understand... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed seeing the colorful and clear water in these natural hot pools. Knowing how much lava was caught between the tectonic plates below Yellowstone it's easy to understand why there's so many of these. It is a big area that's heating the large amount of surface water the area has.

Thank Hunt4game
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautiful walk around the boarded trails - only a short stroll, but you see some real beauty. The Sapphire Pool is just exquisite.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Named for biscuit-shaped mineral formations. This is another boardwalk through a thermal basin. It includes Sapphire Pool and Jewel Geyser (erupts every 5-10 minutes.

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a .7 mile boardwalk trail in the upper geyser basin. It has a lot of interesting thermal features & is also the trailhead to Mystic Falls. There's a bridge across the Firehole River, which is nice. Although all the geysers & hot pools start to look alike after a while, if this is your first time at Yellowstone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Take your time and enjoy the scenery as it changes every 5 seconds. The wind always stirs the smoke. Stay on the boardwalk, do not try to walk on the ground (you are not Rambo or any other superstar guys from a movie) 'cause you'll be badly burned!

Thank OZS969
Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Biscuit Basin is a smaller area with a small carpark. From here you can walk to the Upper Geyser Basin, The area itself has some lovely pools that have great color. Sapphire Pool Mustard Spring and Avoca Spring are among these, The Jewel Geyser is a very active geyser, so wait awhile and it will probably erupt. The Shell Geyser... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Definitely agree with people who say the pools here are very pretty, the boardwalk was a good walk, saw deer, bald eagle and mountain bluebirds here. I also added the trail to Cascade Falls that was on the back side. It was a nice fairly easy hike. There was no parking first time around the lot but I circled back... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We enjoyed this walk. More of the beautiful pools in Yellowstone. Stay on the boardwalk , as the ground is unstable and the pools are inviting but dangerously hot. The colors are from microbes based on the water temperature.

Thank Karen R
Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

There are just so many of these , you will never see them all. Make the effort to see Biscuit. It is very cool.ha.ha

Thank Chris D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

While talking to a ranger about directions to the Grand Prismatic , her tip was the biscuit basin with 3 pools each smaller but equally as impressive . Don't miss it. And avoid the crowds!

Thank rsteinink

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