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Biscuit Basin

Shell Spring erupting at sunset in the Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Biscuit Basin is an underrated but beautiful area of the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. The boardwalk hike through the basin is an easy 0.6 mile lollipop loop that features gorgeous hot springs and geysers with an optional hike to extend the scenery to Mystic Falls.

Biscuit Basin Boardwalk Description

From the parking area, head across the Firehole River where the Biscuit Basin immediately begins showing its splendid colors. The Black Opal and Black Diamond Pools come into view on the right side of the trail just after crossing the river. Just beyond is Sapphire Pool, also on the right, is the beginning of the loop. Follow it either way you’d like, where the boardwalk trail brings you past signature features such as Coral Geyser, East Mustard Spring, Jewel Geyser, and Avoca Spring. Explore as long as you’d like and appreciate the features, and if you’d like, extend the trail by taking a short detour to Mystic Falls.

Getting There

From Old Faithful, head back out on the main loop road and head north for 2 miles. Take a left turn at the Biscuit Basin parking lot.

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