Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

#6 of 82 in Parks in Yellowstone National Park
Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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 just a great place to go. Not only is there Old Faithful, you can go on a nice easy hike that is paved to see several more springs . We stayed at the Inn which was fantastic. We got to see...  more »
  • So much to see! Great viewing for Old Faithful and a pretty long hike past many geysers to get to Morning Glory at the end. It rained really, really hard on our way back. We got completely soaked...  more »
  • So many cool thermal pools. This place has a lot to see beyond just old faithful.
  • Home of old faithful and a ton of geysers and pools. About 5 miles to walk the entire thing. Worth spending a day or two here!

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