What is a Basin
Basins are clusters of hydrothermal features in a specific area. Those areas are often, but not always, in low lying areas because hydrothermal features are often concentrated around margins of lava flows and areas of faults.
Black Sand Basin
Black Sand Basin is located a 1/2 mile north of the turnoff to Old Faithful on the west side of the road. Black Sand Basin is the home of Cliff Geyser, Spouter Geyser, Opalescent Pool, Rainbow Pool, Emerald Pool, and Sunset Lake. Click the image of Cliff Geyser below to see a 360 degree image of the first part of this geyser basin. Feel free to drag the image in ANY direction. Click the information button for information. Use your mouse scroll wheel to move in and out some in the image.
Also located in Black Sand Basin is Emerald Pool. Click on the image below to visit Emerald Pool.