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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  • One of my favorite spots in the park. The geothermal activity is everywhere and the colors within the structural formations are amazing. So much to see and easy access right off the grand loop road.  more »
  • There’s a lot more than just “Old Faithful” at Upper Geyser basin, which is a good thing if you miss an eruption and don’t want to wait for the next one. That’s what happened to us. We parked our...  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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