West Thumb Basin

ShareTweet Big Cone Geyser is a big cone that juts out into Yellowstone Lake along the boardwalk in the West Thumb Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  It doesn’t currently show signs of much activity but like Blue Star Spring it is filled with a beautiful blue water inside of a chalky white cone.  During […]

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ShareTweet Perforated Pool is one of the smaller pools/hot springs in the West Thumb Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  It is a beautiful light blue color and looks like it has perforated edges.  Like many of the pools and hot springs in the West Thumb Geyser Basin, Perforated Pool has a little stream that […]

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ShareTweet Blue Funnel Spring is one of a number of hot springs in the West Thumb section of Yellowstone National park.  While not as impressive as Morning Glory in the Old Faithful Geyser Basin, Blue Funnel Spring is a beautiful blue hot spring with a bit more of a milky or chalky color than most […]

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ShareTweet Ephedra Spring is one of the many hot springs in the West Thumb Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  The temperature of Ephedra spring varies but tends to be a bit cooler than Abyss Pool and Black Pool and therefore tends to be a bit darker due to the bacteria that can live in […]

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ShareTweet Black Pool is yet another beautiful hot spring pool in the West Thumb Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.  Though the name Black Pool is no longer accurate because the pool is no longer black or even dark, the name sticks.  Black Pool was cooler up until about 1991.  Cooler hot spring waters make […]

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ShareTweet The Twin Geysers Geyser in the West Thumb Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park is really not a twin geyser but one geyser with two vents or holes where hot water and steam shoot out.  Twin geyser is mostly dormant but did go through a period of eruptions in 1998 and 1999.  When Twin […]

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ShareTweet Ledge Spring is one of a number of hot springs and pools in the West Thumb Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  The water level and temperature in Ledge Spring fluctuates depending on the time of year.  It ranges from overflowing, blue and hot to half empty cool and colorful.  Ledge Spring is named […]

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ShareTweet The “Thumb Pots” are one of a number of mud pots and mud areas in Yellowstone National Park.  The “Thumb Pots” in the West Thumb geyser basin are probably the least well known of the mud and paint pot areas in Yellowstone.  Other more well known areas include the Artist Paint Pots, the Fountain […]

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ShareTweet Abyss Pool is one of many pools and hot springs located in the West Thumb Basin of Yellowstone National Park.  The “Abyss” may come from the depth of the pool which at its deepest point is 53 feet.  The temperature of Abyss Pool hovers around 181 degrees and accounts for its nice blue color. […]

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ShareTweet Lakeside Spring is one of many thermal features in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone National Park.  In West Thumb not only do you get to walk along the .6 mile boardwalk that showcases hot springs, mud pots and (mostly dormant) geysers but you get to enjoy the scenic views of Yellowstone Lake.  Lakeside […]

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