Iron Spring Creek

Yellowstone National Park - Black Sand Basin


Located just north of the Old Faithful area in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone, Black Sand Basin offers a nice short walk through a small collection of volcanic geothermal features. Hot springs are more common here than geysers, though there are still a couple. Though busy, when we visited, we found Black Sand Basin to be much less crowded than other nearby basins to the north and south. A mostly flat boardwalk provides access to the major features of the basin, most of which I have cataloged in the following album along with a bit of information on each. As always, I hope you ENJOY!!


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  44.462216, -110.853385

Location: Upper Geyser Basin      Hike Length: 0.5 miles      Hike Duration: 0:30      Elevation: 7,292'

Geysers: Cliff, Spouter Hot Springs: Emerald Pool, Green Spring, Opalescent Pool (unpictured), Rainbow Pool, Sunset Lake


7-18-2020