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“If You Only See One Basin, See This One!”

Midway Geyser Basin
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This basin is outstanding! Hands down, the most impressive area of the whole park. Be prepared that most people photoshop their pictures if the Grand Prismatic Spring to level that is unnatural. So go with no preset expectations, and prepare to be amazed by this Basin. It is only 0.5 miles, and stroller friendly. The walk isn't long, but allow yourself time to soak in the beauty of this basin. Just about every pool here is impressive and worth stopping at for a while.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Take the boardwalks around this scenic area. We saw elk laying right beside the boardwalks, and all kinds of very cool thermal pools.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Be sure to stop here. Place is amazing. Parking lot is small and fills up quickly. The boardwalk is a 1/2 mile loop around Turquoise Pool, Opal Pool, Grand Prismatic Spring, and Excelsior Geyser.

Thank mturn2
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This area affords gorgeous thermal features like Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser. If you want an flat hike Fairy Falls is worth the time. Great views of thermal areas!

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

The runoff from the geysers and pools streaming into the Firehole River is beautifully dramatic! It was somewhat crowded the day we visited, maybe because it was mid-afternoon and the sunlight enhances the experience, as the colors are more vivid. One hour was more than enough time to see it all.

Thank maryf55
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