Yellowstone Boardwalk Reopens

Biscuit Basin boardwalk replaces after 14-week project

By: By Deanna Ting

A 14-week project to replace the Biscuit Basin boardwalk, which passes through one of Yellowstone National Park’s famous geyser basins, was recently completed, allowing visitors to pass through the boardwalk once more.

National Park Service employees and members of the Youth Conservation Corps removed asphalt, added a larger observation deck overlooking the Wall Pool and added a new connection to the Mystic Falls trail. In all, they built or replaced more 2,400 feet of trail for the reopening of the boardwalk. The new boardwalk was also designed and built for accessibility in accordance with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Biscuit Basin, located three miles north of Old Faithful, was named for the unusual biscuit-like deposits which once surrounded Sapphire Pool, one of several hydrothermal features in the basin.

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