Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

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Containing nearly one quarter of all geysers in the world, Upper Geyser Basin is where you'll find the majority of the geysers in Yellowstone National Park. This small area, only 5 sq km (2 sq mi) in size, features spouting geysers, rainbow-colored hot springs, and steaming fumaroles. Discover the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful, which erupts regularly about every 45 to 90 minutes. The geyser spouts approximately 31 m (100 ft) into the air. In the same region, you can continue on to visit Morning Glory Pool, a 7 m (23 ft) deep funnel-shaped pool with beautiful coloring. With 410 geysers in the basin, there's no shortage of geological wonders to explore. Use our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker tool to arrange your visit to Upper Geyser Basin and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park.
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  • This was a nice basin to explore while waiting for Old Faithful. If you time it right you can view Old Faithful from another viewpoint and still get a great show. There are plenty of thermal... 
    This was a nice basin to explore while waiting for Old Faithful. If you time it right you can view Old Faithful from another viewpoint and still get a great show. There are plenty of thermal...  more »
  • Great place to go for a hike or walk, depending upon your abilities. Beautiful geysers and scenery. This is a great place to see in Yellowstone. 
    Great place to go for a hike or walk, depending upon your abilities. Beautiful geysers and scenery. This is a great place to see in Yellowstone.  more »
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  • We enjoyed our experience at Upper Geyser Basin over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. There are so many geysers within walking distance of Old Faithful. We were fortunate to observe both Grand Geyser and Old Faithful erupting during our short visit. The highlight for our group, however, was Morning Glory Pool. The moderate sized crowds did not negatively affect our ability to enjoy the geysers in any way. Parking at Upper Geyser Basin was more than adequate.
  • The most people we met after entering the park. In the gift shop, it’s very crowded, the score of tour experience was not high. But if you choose the trailhead, it will be much more comfortable.

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