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West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Address: Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Lovely lication

This is a lovely location right on the waters edge. Beautiful colours in the geyser pools & great for photography.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely location right on the waters edge. Beautiful colours in the geyser pools & great for photography.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of many geysers and hot springs in Yellowstone that you must visit. It is the only part with a geyser almost in the lake.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you drive in from the Tetons, be sure to make this a stop. Easy boardwalk break from the car, many multicolored pools, on the border of YS Lake. Rangers roam and answer q's. Catch one of their tours. The "thermal features" of YS yet to come all made more sense after the stop in West Thumb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting area to walk around. The eruption caused the land to form this 300 feet deep bay. This site can be a main attraction by itself with many hydrothermal features to be seen along the edge of the lake. Hot pools are particular impressive and almost seem surreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion, the West Thumb Geyser Basin gave us more impressions of Yellowstone than the overvalued Grand Prismatic Spring. Fantastic landscape. A must!!!!!!!

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

West Thumb is one of the easiest sites to walk, and is handicap accessible. The hydro-thermals are unusual, and the ones in the lake are unique. This is a great way to start the Grand Loop if approaching from the south. Many people miss this site, and you shouldn't.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was some interesting thermal features like hot springs and mud volcanoes right by the lake and it was quite a nice walk on the boardwalks with beautiful views of the lake. We even had some elk that walked onto the boardwalk. I would definitely recommend visiting this place right on the entrance or exit to the park near the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This one like all the others are also very beautiful. For some reason though there arent much informations about the diffrent springs, geysers and other type of vulcanic features. I would therefore not start here.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop in the park after entering via the South Entrance, and is a good way to orient yourself to the other-worldly environment of geysers, mud pots and bubbling springs. A nice system of boardwalks lets you meander your way through, and the scenery is awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amidst all of the amazing geothermal features in Yellowstone, West Thumb gets overlooked. But this special area has much that is worth seeing. The colors of the pools in the sunlight are so bright and captivating! See how the thermal pools interact with Yellowstone Lake along its shore. If this were in any place other than Yellowstone, it would be... More 

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