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Small Stop

This has one of the best colored pools but that is pretty much it for this basin. So if time is... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Columbus, Ohio
Pleasant "Seconday" Thermal Area in Yellowstone

I walked up to the Biscuit Basin from the Old Faithful Complex -- keep following the path North of... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Ashland, Ohio
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

After Old Faithful and it's nearby neighbours this is an anti climax. If time is limited you could miss this. It is still good but there are other more impressive ones.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

This has one of the best colored pools but that is pretty much it for this basin. So if time is short this maybe one to skip if needed. Jewel geyser eruptions are sometimes 2 weeks apart. Trail from parking lot & back: 0.7 miles...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I walked up to the Biscuit Basin from the Old Faithful Complex -- keep following the path North of Morning Glory Pool and it takes you there -- it was my first time visiting and I was pleasantly surprised. The runoff channels were full of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was one of the little surprises you find in a National Park. We took the road to Biscuit Basin because there was less snow on it and found a little world of bubbling hot water and mini artisan geysers. If it had not been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joe H
Reviewed October 18, 2018

I loved all these smaller sites throughout the park, for one thing they were not as crowded and the other thing is they are truly spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Biscuit Basin is located only a few miles north of Old Faithful Village on the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park. A 1/4-mile boardwalk allows visitors to take a self-guided tour through Biscuit Basin that will take only 20 to 30 minutes. Biscuit Basin...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

The hot springs at Biscuit Basin are one of the many natural wonders you will see during a visit to Yellowstone National Park

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

This was one of the least interesting basins for us. We had seen most others by this point. While every one is unique, this one doesn't stand out to me as a must-see. We did not have time for the hikes. If you are in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

From the parking lot to the hotsprings is a very short walk, and this was perhaps the biggest thrill per step of all the places we visited in Yellowstone. We didn't expect to be overwhelmed here, but were.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Another basin of geothermal wonders within walking distance of Old Faithful and the upper geyser basin. Even better when you go a bit further and walk to the extraordinary Mystic Falls.

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 10, 2018|
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
According to the park website, pets are not allowed on the trails or boardwalks.
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Better to drive.
Travel Forum Posts
Bentonville, Arkansas
4 nights Yellowstone Itinerary... (3 Replies)
This is my base itinerary, I know we might not see everything listed and we have to be a bit flexible since we have a 3.5 year old. Any suggestions? This is our 1st trip so I'm open to changes to get the best trip possible. Day 1: Mud Volcano Hayden Valley (drive thru) Artist Point Upper Falls (Brink Viewing) Lower Falls Grand Canyon (drive thru) North Rim Dinner @ Canyon General Station Day 2: Old Faithful Grand Geyser Mid-way Geyser Basin Lower Geyser Biscuit Basin...More
May 27, 2018|
Response fromConnie B|
It would be helpful to know where you are staying each night.
Itinerary check/advice/help (16 Replies)
Hello! Thanks again for the help thus far in planning. There are still a few nights open in YNP for our dates, so I'm ironing out some details then booking!!! We (husband and I, early 30s, fit and active) plan to come Sept 8-18. We will fly into and out of Jackson. We love day hikes and love to get up early to see as much as we can each day. Thurs Sept 8 - fly in, rent car, grab cooler, supplies and bear spray (plan to stay in Jackson next 4 nights) Fri Sept 9 - GTNP - hike Cascade...More
January 23, 2016|
Response fromD0bby|
Here are my thoughts: Sept 12: Lots of hikes in the Lake/Fishing Bridge area. If you are interested in a Ranger hike, this past year they were doing the Storm Point hike at 4PM which would work for your first day. The trailhead is 3 miles east of Fishing Bridge (no vault toilets there so go before you go). Stop at the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Museum to get Ranger advice on trails. Sept 13: Yes, this is a good itinerary for today. You should be able to do all this plus take a...More
Ash P
Austin, Texas
Lodging - West Yellowstone & Gardiner vs. park (3 Replies)
Hello, I’m planning out our trip to Grant Tetons and Yellowstone next summer and would appreciate some advice about Yellowstone lodging. Note that a lower price is an important factor, but not if it involves wasting *too* much time driving in & out of the park. We’ll be leaving our hotel in Jackson early Tuesday morning. Our plan for the day is make our way along the SW section of the park and visit West Thumb Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Biscuit Basin, Grand Prismatic...More
August 21, 2018|
Response fromAbsarokanaut|
West Yellowstone does nothing for me but is a good base for the thermal features of the West side of the park. Gardiner is not an appropriate base for wildlife in either the Hayden or Lamar Vallies. If you are going to the Lamar of course you plan on being out there at FIRST light so unless you stay at Roosevelt Silvergate/Cooke City is your only logical option to stay for theLamar if wildlife is indeed any kind of priority. I of course asume you ill have spent at least a couple of...More