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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • Average5%
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“yellowstone lake” (154 reviews)
“geyser basin” (65 reviews)
“black pool” (25 reviews)
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Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"yellowstone lake"
in 154 reviews
"geyser basin"
in 65 reviews
"black pool"
in 25 reviews
"abyss pool"
in 18 reviews
"thermal features"
in 48 reviews
"hot springs"
in 55 reviews
"mud pots"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 7 reviews
"grant village"
in 16 reviews
"south entrance"
in 13 reviews
"boiling water"
in 12 reviews
"ranger talk"
in 7 reviews
"old faithful"
in 41 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 7 reviews
"hot pools"
in 6 reviews
"board walk"
in 9 reviews
"an easy walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is mostly a collection of hot pools with limited geyser activity. To see a good sampling of park features, such as this, at least two weeks are needed.

Thank 2Starbirders
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view, several small geysers. There is a wooden walkway around the geysers. It was raining when we visited so we didn’t stay long. Must visit

Thank Mbuina
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This hike is full of colorful pools with thermal water next to Yellowstone lake. Since this hike is mostly board walk but not really long be ready for the crowds.

Thank Helia_linne
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only do you have amazing hot springs, but you have a great view from all points along the boardwalk. Take your time and enjoy this place,

Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in to take a look. We had heard about the “mud pots”! Parking is easy and there a lot of restrooms. There is a circular boardwalk going around the basin and highlighting all the little spring holes of boiling water. It is really...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Some of the prettiest geysers and mud areas are here. Try to get there early or late in the day to avoid the crowds and bus groups.

Thank rewardgal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yellowstone is FULL of hot springs and geyser basins. You don't need to stop and see them all - but do visit several if you can.

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yellowstone has so many wonderful sights, but the West Thumb Geyser Basin is beautiful. Take the time to walk around and take it all in...it was hard to stop taking pictures! I think any age group would enjoy a stop here.

Thank CWFSantaCruz_CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While this isn't as spectacular as other geyser basins, we will remember it for its lovely location on Lake Yellowstone and for the elk grazing next to the hot pools. There is even a thermal feature in the lake itself. There's a lovely pool called...More

Thank ohiowanderer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop in the park. Everyone in our family enjoyed this basin area and I do recommend stopping here. If you have to choose between this and Norris Geyser Basin, Norris is much bigger and better.

Thank Liltrock
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