Yellowstone National Park Geysers

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Yellowstone Geysers

Sprinkled amid the hot springs are the rarest fountains of all, the geysers.  Each geyser within the Park offers up a unique and splendid display of water bursting into the sky.

  • There are more geysers here than anywhere else on earth.
  • Steamboat, the largest in the world, reaches heights of 300 to 400 feet.
  • Riverside Geyser shoots at an angle across the Firehole River, often forming a rainbow in its mist.

Overview

Yellowstone National Park geysers, at numerous locations throughout the park, offer up unique displays of water bursting forth into the sky, making any visit to Yellowstone a special experience.

Location

Yellowstone Geysers are located throughout the park in the various geyser basins. Be sure to pick up a map when you enter Yellowstone for directions to each basin.

Seasons

Yellowstone National Park is open the year round. The best seasons to visit are spring, summer and fall. In the winter some roads close due to snow. Check with the park to find how to access Yellowstone NP geysers in the winter months.

Visiting Yellowstone Geysers

First and foremost, you can’t miss the one Yellowstone Geyser that must be on everyone’s itinerary – Old Faithful. Of course, there’s also Riverside Geyser, which shoots across the river and sometimes forms a rainbow in its mist.

When visiting Yellowstone Park geysers, be sure to see Castle Geyser as it erupts from its strangely shaped cone. Grand Geyser explodes in bursts and Steamboat Geyser is the largest geyser in the world when it has a major eruption.

There are a number of geyser basins to visit. They are:

  • Upper Geyser Basin
  • Lower Geyser Basin
  • Midway Geyser Basin
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • West Thumb Geyser Basin
  • Mud Volcano and Sulfur cauldron
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Monument Geyser Basin
  • Backcountry Geyser Basins

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