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Biscuit Basin

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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So glad we stopped!

So I read this one could be skipped if short on time. Terrible advice - I'm so glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Intriguing Blue

I liked the color of this crater. It is a splendid sapphire blue. I could see that its water was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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“sapphire pool” (44 reviews)
“mystic falls” (15 reviews)
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So I read this one could be skipped if short on time. Terrible advice - I'm so glad we stopped! Sapphire pool may be my favorite hot spring in all of Yellowstone because the blue is so beautiful. Wall Pool, Shell Spring, Mustard Spring...there's plenty...More

Thank bmccrery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the color of this crater. It is a splendid sapphire blue. I could see that its water was quite deep. We can see everything in there. It is crystal clear. Amazing and worthwhile to see. Although it looks like a beautiful pond, it...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The saphire pool looks great. One of the must sees when you visit Yellowstone. Go early, you'll be there before any tourbus gets there.

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to say which is the best set of geyser areas to visit but Biscuit Basin is rated high up there. It had a variety of pools and geysers (with less of the crowds). Definitely worth a stop. As a side tip, we ended...More

Thank Texas_suz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have time or the desire to see the bigger pools up the road, this is a very sweet substitute. There are pretty blue pools and eruptions. It is a great spot to see the various colors and formations. This was one of...More

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great area in Yellowstone on the Grand Loop Road. Biscuit Basin is a thermal basin which has a collection of thermal pools such as the Sapphire Pool which is a clear pool with a pretty blue colour. Part of this area is Shell Spring...More

Thank sm05060
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sapphire Pool hot spring is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring in the park. The depth of color looks photo shopped because it is so intense. It is incredibly deep and you are able to see into it because the walkways are well...More

Thank 1stLadyrider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make it a stop on your way down to Old Faithful, or up from old faithful. Very pretty. We saw it when it was colder in May and so we had a little harder time seeing the water because of the mist. Nice little pathways...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is a cool stop just to see the cool colors and how deep it really is. Hikes around the area and decent access.

Thank Engine40
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Absolutely stunning with color of the basin, it was a sight I will never forget. Also a great place to get some nice picture.

Thank SavannahNorway
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Is it an easy/reasonable walk from Old Faithful to the Biscuit Basin? Or is it better to drive? I've heard parking is a nightmare.
17 June 2015|
Response from AH88888 | Reviewed this property |
Better to drive.