Yellowstone National Park
A Virtual Tour

Black Sand Basin is located to the west of the Upper Geyser Basin. The Black Sand Basin gets its name from the Obsidian sand and gravel found throughout the basin. This area was originally known as the Sunlight Basin. It is a relatively small collection of springs. It is open to the public and has a boardwalk system.

This is a virtual tour of Black Sand Basin.

Black Sand Basin

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Sunset Lake Rainbow Pool Cliff Geyser Emerald Pool Spouter Geyser Opalescent Pool Black Sand Basin

Interactive Map of Black Sand Basin

Use this interactive map to get information about the specific areas of the park you plan to visit. Click on the areas that interest you. You will be taken to pages with more detailed maps, area trip planners, and links to park features.


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