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Biscuit Basin & Mystic Falls Trail, Old Faithful & Geyser Basins

 
Biscuit Basin, named for the biscuit-like sinter mounds that once encircled Sapphire Pool, is a small thermal area just north of Old Faithful. And while the biscuit-like formations have long been destroyed - eruptions following the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake blew them to bits - the trek to this geological extension of Upper Geyser Basin is well worth the journey. But not for its geothermal features. (There is little here that can't be seen elsewhere in the park.) Biscuit Basin is the departure point for the short hike to Mystic Falls and moderate climb to Madison Plateau. View a 70-ft waterfa... Read Morell. Take in the sweeping panorama. Venture beyond the boardwalk. Do it independently or on a ranger-led walk.
Mystic Falls, Yellowstone

Mystic Falls, Yellowstone

Alfredo De Simone

Thermophiles at Sapphire Pool

Thermophiles at Sapphire Pool

Alfredo De Simone

Jewel Geyser, Yellowstone

Jewel Geyser, Yellowstone

Alfredo De Simone

Park Ranger, Yellowstone

Park Ranger, Yellowstone

Alfredo De Simone

 

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