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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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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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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256 reviews 256 reviews
200 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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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Montgomery, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I think Sapphire pool at the biscuit basin is the most colorful hot spring in the park. We got some really nice pictures. not very far from Old faithful. Don't miss this basin!!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Enjoyed the ranger talk and hike to the outlook. Great in early June because second waterfall was still flowing. Great view all the way to Old Faithful.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When you see the first few spring and geyser in yellowstone, you wow, took photos and got super excited!!!! Then you see 10, 20, 30.... And you stared to wonder they are all similar.....we'll, this won't happen in this basin! The emerald spring, in my family's opinion, is the bluest and most transparent pool of all!!!! Two mint color pools... More

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Severn, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stopped to see this, as it was off the main road. I'm glad we did! Amazing colored pools, hot springs, and lots of thermal activity. I recommend it, as it contains a little bit of everything.

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I found this to be as interesting as the more famous Middle Geyser Basin although not as large. The geyers here have wide ranging colors and are very close to the boardwalk. Walkway is about 1/2 mile around and mostly flat. Good sized parking lot but can be crowded. Would rate this as a must see if in the area.

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Saginaw, MI
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We almost did not stop here because we had stopped at all of the other basins that day and didn't think that we'd miss anything. We were happy that we stopped! It's a short walk, and we saw two geysers go off. The Sapphire Pool is the bluest pool I have seen. Bluer than Grand Prismatic. Also, there is a... More

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Menands, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I actually preferred this volcanic hot spot over anywhere else in the park. If you can only visit one area for hot springs, go here. No, they don't have the same colors you'd find at Grand Prismatic or the activity at Old Faithful, but it was really nice.

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