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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We had a guide driving us for the day. This was one of the stops that he didn't want us to miss. Totally amazed by this! Such clear water and such beauty in all the colors. Amazed by how it was...
We had a guide driving us for the day. This was one of the stops that he didn't want us to miss. Totally amazed by this! Such clear water and such beauty in all the colors. Amazed by how it was... more »
The basin is spectacular, in a very different way, in winter. It was like a visit to Jenny Lake (Grand Tetons) or Crater Lake - every couple of steps I stopped and wondered if this was the most...
The basin is spectacular, in a very different way, in winter. It was like a visit to Jenny Lake (Grand Tetons) or Crater Lake - every couple of steps I stopped and wondered if this was the most... more »
Much more fun than Old Faithful
Starting from the visitor center of Old Faithful there is 1.5 mile paved asphalt handicap accessible track to the Morning Glory Pool. You can branch off on several boardwalks that take you by certain geysers. I would suggest checking geyser times on your NPS Yellowstone app by the Old Faithful Inn (one of the few spot in the park with WiFi) or check the board near the ranger station. So depending on how many active geysers you want to try to see this could take 2-6 hours. Restrooms available. Lots of parking but super-crowded in August and during peak times (10a-6p). Don’t forget water, sun hat and snacks.
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