Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin, Midway and Lower Geyser Basin
World Famous Geysers
The area we call "Geyser Row" in Yellowstone National Park includes Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, and Lower Geyser Basin. These famous geyser basins are home to some of the most famous geysers in the world, and are just a few miles north of the Old Faithful Area, on the main highway between Old Faithful and Madison Junction. (See Geyser Row Map at bottom of page.)
Sapphire Pool at the Black Sand Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is appropriately named, wouldn't you agree?
Geyser Row has an incredible variety of geysers, hot springs and mud pots that will absolutely astound you!
For example, Grand Prismatic Spring located at Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the entire world. You MUST see this incredible hot spring- it's magnificent! There are many other iconic geysers and hot springs, such as the gorgeous Emerald Pool, Sapphire Pool and Excelsior Geyser Crater, just to name a few. Each geyser basin, whether it be Black Sand, Lower, Midway or Biscuit Geyser Basin, offers its own unique hydrothermal features, and we strongly suggest that you explore all four of them!
The Firehole River is one of the most iconic rivers in Yellowstone National Park, and it runs directly through Black Sand, Biscuit, Midway and Lower Geyser Basins.
Opal Pool, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.
As you walk these boardwalks, you will more than likely see herds of buffalo either in the distance, or right up close and personal. In fact, we've never been through these basins without seeing buffalo. They are a permanent fixture to this area just as the geysers are.
There's so much we could discuss with you concerning this amazing group of hydrothermal features, but you really just need to go there and begin exploring this magnificent area yourself. It's impossible to describe it so you've just got to see it! The colors that you'll see are spectacular, and the incredible size of some of these features such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser Crater will astound you! Again, our favorite Hydrothermal features are here, and we're confident you'll truly enjoy each and every one of them just as we do.
Grand Prismatic Spring "Overlook"
The above photo is a view of Grand Prismatic Spring at the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park from an "overlook" on the trail to Fairy Falls. The trailhead is on the highway just south of Midway Geyser Basin. The "overlook" is not marked and there is no construction there, but as you walk towards Fairy Falls, less than a mile along the trail you'll see worn paths to your left that work their way up a steep hill covered in trees. This is where the overlook is located. It's quite hard to find, but if you do find it, you'll be thrilled with the view!
The iconic Emerald Pool at the Black Sand Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is also very appropriately named!
The Black Sand Geyser Basin, Biscuit Geyser Basin, Midway Geyser Basin and Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is definitely a MUST SEE on your Yellowstone Park vacation!!!