Emerald Pool

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


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