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Biscuit Basin

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Cross-country skiing
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very pretty blue colors. Looks like your looking into an ocean in the Mediterranean. Good stop on the way to Old Faithful from West Yellowstone.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Sapphire Pool is here, and it is gorgeous! You can also take the Mystic Falls Trail Hike (there are ranger led options, so check the park website for this) from the boardwalk. it is an easy 1.2 mi hike to the falls. Can't beat beautiful thermal pools/geysers and then a waterfall at the end of a hike!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Glance at it to get a good perspective, then take another look at this less flashy geyser basin. It's really an incredible landscape made by thousands of years of continuous pressure that is still boiling today. It's an astounding process that creates and maintains these geysers and the more you understand, the more incredible it is to see them first... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Worth stopping and seeing. You can hike out here from Old Faithful, and it is worth it to see the pools and geysers along the way. This area has some really unique features as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I think these get passed up because they are so close to Old Faithful. There are some really nice hot pots here, worth the stop.

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Innisfail, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The pools were gorgeous and it was a good hike. The pools make nice photographs. My favorite was the deep blue one.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's only a short trail and highly recommended. Sapphire pool is worth the trip, bring blue and crystal clear. You would probably need less than 30 minutes to complete the whole trail.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Biscuit Basin is not as popular as some of the rest but it is sometimes less busier. Take your time and stroll around the area and check out Daisy Geyser across the street.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Lonely Planet says the opposite to my subject, but for the size and concentration of lovely features / geysers I'd say make this visit, the same would go for Black Sands Basin too. Both are small basins with great boardwalks and a really good selection of hot springs and geysers.

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Israel, Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you've started your Yellowstone experience from the north by now you're half way through and probably have seen some of the other geysers and thermal areas. This one has amazing deep blue colors and unique shapes or actually depths of the pools.

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