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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • Average5%
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“yellowstone lake” (153 reviews)
“geyser basin” (65 reviews)
“black pool” (25 reviews)
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Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"yellowstone lake"
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"geyser basin"
in 65 reviews
"black pool"
in 25 reviews
"abyss pool"
in 18 reviews
"thermal features"
in 48 reviews
"hot springs"
in 55 reviews
"mud pots"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 7 reviews
"south entrance"
in 13 reviews
"boiling water"
in 12 reviews
"grant village"
in 16 reviews
"ranger talk"
in 7 reviews
"old faithful"
in 41 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 7 reviews
"hot pools"
in 6 reviews
"board walk"
in 9 reviews
"an easy walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

We though this place was a pleasant alternative, for the tourists in the West Thumb lake area, to making the drive to the Old Faithful area. We spent an hour walking the ½ or so boardwalk around several modest pools and mudpots. Their location on...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first basin when entering Yellowstone from the south. Beautiful location with nice setup of boardwalks. Pretty setting on the lake with nice examples of geyser pools

Thank onestateatatime
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very neat to see all the geysers, there is a boardwalk area that you can walk around some of the geysers, definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there at sunrise or at least, early in the day for 2 reasons: First reason, the colors of the sunrise on the landscape next to Yellowstone Lake along with the pristine blue waters of the geysers, is magnificent! It makes for the perfect early...More

Thank WildlandMarket
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Nice landscapes wit the lake at the back. Beautiful walk amongst several geysers. Warming hut available at the starting point of the trail - very pleasant in the winter!

Thank Marion490
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Against the backdrop of the Yellowstone Lake, we thought The West Thumb Geyser Basin was one of the more impressive and serene sites to visit. Not as busy as some of the others, which allowed one to wander along the wooden planked paths and take...More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I went to Yellowstone knowing that the weather was Bipolar. I knew that it changes drastically, but I did not expect it to be snowing at that time. On my mind, I will be seing the geysers on how they are portrayed in the pictures...More

Thank aubrey V
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is definitely my favorite Yellowstone highlight. The geyser water is so mesmerizing. It was also less crowded than many other Yellowstone pitch stops. You walk on wooden plank bridge, some part might be more wobbly than others so watch your step. Part of the...More

Thank XinnieY
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is my favorite geyser basin in the park. It's proximity to the lake makes it extra scenic. Definitely take the time to walk around the boardwalks.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The West Thumb Geyser Basin is quite an impressive site to visit...you will encounter it just a short distance into the Park if you come in from the south entrance. And it's right adjacent to Yellowstone Lake, making it even more of a unique location....More

Thank lanceo53
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