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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. Using our custom trip planner, Yellowstone National Park attractions like Upper Geyser Basin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Upper Geyser Basin, approximately two square miles in area, contains the largest concentration and nearly one-quarter of all of the geysers in the world. A variety of thermal features exist here: ...  more »
  • The literal only problem one could have with this attraction is that it is essentially the same as the other geyser basins throughout the park. This is essentially a non problem as all of them are so ...  more »
  • Very smallest of Grand Prismatic, however, has the advantage of being more enjoyable because less crowded with tourists and with less steam (so the pictures are much better with colors very much alive).
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