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Biscuit Basin

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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The deep snow, the falling snow and the steam combined to make this a white, white world!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
13joni
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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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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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