"Black Sand Geyser Basin and Emerald Pool" Top 5 Page for this destination Geysers/hot springs Tip by kazander
Geysers/hot springs, Yellowstone National Park: 201 reviews and 498 photos
Black Sand Basin was named for the black volcanic glass that can be found here. It's a small basin with a few geysers and springs, but definately worth the stop. Some of the most beautiful spings in the park are located here. One of my absolute favorites was Emerald Pool. It is a gorgeous green color (most of the springs are turquoise). I loved it, could have spent hours looking at it. Rainbow Pool is also located here,it's a large turquoise pool, it is also very pretty. Cliff Geyser, so named for the wall like structure that separates it from the creek, goes off almost constantly. Unmarked Handkerchief Pool got it's name from long ago visitors who would throw in their hankies and have them spat out again "clean" (Not the way I would clean my hanky, but whatever...throwing anything in any of the springs is now against the law)
Address: Grand Loop Road between Old Faithful and Madison
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