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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  • First go to the visitors center and see when the various geysers are predicted to go off. Plan your viewing from there. Riverside, Daisy and Grand are long walks but worth it.  more »
  • If you have the time, it's definitely worth it to stroll through the Upper Geyser Basin. The colors are magnificent, and you definitely lose a lot of the crowd hanging around Old Faithful.  more »
  • So many geysers and great walkways for getting around and seeing the geysers. They go off intermittently.  more »
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  • Great walk about the basin. Definitely worth and the walkway makes it very easy. Personally I liked the Castle Geyser the most. Maybe even more that the Old Faithfull
  • You can practically see all colors of rainbow in the prism. Do not walk off the marked pavements though!
  • Very interesting to see. Can you explore on foot.
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