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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Small Basin with Great Features

Biscuit Basin Loop offers a 2/3 of a mile lollipop-loop hike in Yellowstone National Park’s Upper Geyser Basin. Even though the boardwalk is short, there are plenty of geothermal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Biscuit Basin Loop offers a 2/3 of a mile lollipop-loop hike in Yellowstone National Park’s Upper Geyser Basin. Even though the boardwalk is short, there are plenty of geothermal features to see, i.e.: Black Opal Spring, Wall Pool, Black Diamond Pool, Sapphire Pool, Jewel Geyser, Shell Geyser, Avoca Spring, Wet Geyser, Black Pearl Geyser, and Mustard Spring. Although small, the... More 

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Melbourne, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us were on a snowmobile tour and made a stop here. The contrast between the extreme cold and the hot spring was awesome. Had a bit of a problem walking on the frozen walkway but it was well worth the effort. Hope to see it again when it is a bit warmer!

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We left the snow coaches and walked in this amazing world! The steam filled white world was unbelievable! We watched one of the geysers erupt with buffalo not far away.

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Saint Stephen, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Biscuit Basin was a stop on our snowmobile tour with Scenic Safaris. Nice boardwalk, cool thermal features but very slippery in winter. Wear boots with good grip.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

As usual this is easy to get to, right off the road, and has a nice variety of features. We really got a sense of how alive and interesting nature is here seeing the bacteria running through the water. My favorite pool is here, sapphire pool. It is such an amazing clear blue, and appears to be bottomless.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

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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!

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