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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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All reviewsemerald poolsmaller areaold faithful areaeasy stopdaisy geysergreat colorshot springs and geysersboardwalk trailold faithfullthermal activitygeothermal featuresnice walkworth a stopgrand prismatic springbisonbasinrainbow
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the walk around Black sand. Managable for anyone with issues. Actually got a park which in Yellowstone is somewaht amaxing

Thank confusedAussie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here in the way to Old Faithful. Well worth the stop. The sun had just risen. The air temperature was still chilly so the basin's geysers and hot springs were still spewing steam. Awesome.

Thank P F B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Basin is in the South West part of the park and you must see it when you visit Old Faithful and other sights in this area.

Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here is a little secret about YNP that many people don’t know. The most amazing part of the park is across the street from Black Sand Basin. While the springs/geysers are beautiful, the real treat is Black Sand pool. Go visit it and feel/hear the...More

Thank Mmerola22
Reviewed 14 August 2018

the Black sand basin is in the Upper geyser basin area, you can drive there or walk there, it's not difficult to find parking space even in the noon or afternoon in mid-July which is a peak season. For me, I walk from Daisy geyser,...More

Thank ELKW
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Based on the literature was expecting to see the black sands, but very little is actually visible. A few vents are worth stopping to see though.

Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 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
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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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