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Multiple Small Geysers

This area is named for the sandy medium covering the earth in the area. Visitors can see it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
Part of the Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful

The most spectacular thing in this part is the activity near the river bank which results in white... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is named for the sandy medium covering the earth in the area. Visitors can see it literally on their shoes even in winter. There is a short walk and a platform so that you can see 3 of the geysers up closely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most spectacular thing in this part is the activity near the river bank which results in white orange & green floes of minerals that spew over the bank into the River.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This area is relatively small for hiking. We got lucky and saw an eruption of Cliff geyser. Wait for the Cliff geyser to fill in the pool, once it does it's ready to erupt. Trailhead from parking lot & back: 0.4 miles with 16ft elevation.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 30 October 2018

All of Yellowstone is spectacular but the black sand basin is stunning. Thankfully, almost all of the park is handicapped accessible.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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 active area, at least during...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karenlX6527ZK
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank confusedAussie
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P F B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 22 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ELKW
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