Biscuit Basin

Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Biscuit Basin Reviews: 4.5/5

Biscuit Basin
4.5
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William W
Fort Worth, TX747 contributions
Beautiful.
May 2021
Make sure you take the 1/2 mile round trip walk on the boardwalk. This is the first place in the park we saw large numbers of bison. There are two places on the boardwalk where bison can cross, and on our stop, they did twice.
Written 29 May 2021
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,817 contributions
Beautiful Blues
Aug 2020 • Family
This basin is very easy to see. Parking located right off the loop. You walk over a bridge (look below at the trout) then hit a cool boardwalk that takes you right up close to all the pools and geological attractions.
Written 6 December 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
One of the most colorful basins
Sep 2020
This collection of thermal features was one of our favorites in Yellowstone. We felt Sapphire and Cauliflower pools were the most interesting.

It is in a pretty setting along the Firehole River.

Parking was adequate when we visited in early September.

It is easy to tour as you walk along a boardwalk.
Written 12 October 2020
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Hollie R
Detroit172 contributions
my FAVORITE!
Aug 2020
This was my favorite geyser/basin stop! It's not nearly as crowded or 'famous' as the prismatic geyser but i thought it was loads prettier!
Written 1 October 2020
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cookpias
Los Angeles, CA1,695 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020
The pools are especially nice and these are some of the iconic geothermal features you came to Yellowstone to see.
Written 21 September 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,441 contributions
Make sure to see Sapphire Pool
Sep 2020
We actually walked from the Upper Geyser Basin to Biscuit Basin which is actually kind of a long walk but you do get to see Artemisia Geyser along the way. The distance from Old Faithful to Biscuit Basin is around 2 miles one way. It took us around 3 hours to see the Upper Geyser Basin, walk to Biscuit, see Biscuit and walk back. Once you are at Biscuit Basin, the entire trail is only .7 miles long.

We came on Thursday (9/3) and the crowds weren't that bad. However, going into Labor Day weekend, the traffic got progressively worse as Labor Day got closer.

If you choose not to walk to Biscuit from Upper Geyser, there is a small parking lot for Biscuit Basin.

Make sure to stop by the Sapphire Pool. It is a deep blue color!
Written 16 September 2020
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Tyra H
Tylertown, MS203 contributions
See it all
Jul 2020 • Friends
Don't miss a single pull off at Yellowstone National Park as the pandemic is here and you are not allowed to do much else.
Written 10 September 2020
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Nyormirror
Bay City, MI1,166 contributions
Oh the Colors!
Aug 2020 • Family
Three miles north of Old Faithful is Biscuit Basin, named for the unusual biscuit-like deposits formerly surrounding Sapphire Pool. Following the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake, Sapphire erupted, and the "biscuits" were blown away. Other notable colorful features in the basin are Jewel Geyser, Shell Geyser, Avoca Spring, and Mustard Spring. Sapphire was our favorite

Large parking lot. Well maintained board walk. Handicap assessable. Not too crowded. I would definitely recommend.

Written 9 September 2020
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Karen M
Fort Collins, CO12 contributions
Bison!
Aug 2020
Not only were the sights within the basin absolutely amazing, the approach to Biscuit Basin is a favorite for the bison. We had our best sightings there! An entire herd was there in the morning and they were quite active, rolling in the dirt and males challenging each other. Simply wonderful all around!
Written 8 September 2020
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Di J
Pittsburg, CA177 contributions
Loved it!
Aug 2020 • Family
This basin is relatively small compare to upper geyser basin. One hour is very plenty to see everything. We loved it as it got nice view and many geothermal features. My fav is sapphire pool. Also it has many super bright colors of the bacteria mat. It also has a trail to the mystic fall. We did it and it’s so beautiful. But you can also turnaround if time is limited.
Written 27 August 2020
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