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Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park: 51 reviews and 101 photos

  Old Faithful Geyser
by KimberlyAnn
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      Old Faithful Geyser
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      Old Faithful Geyser Beginning to Erupt
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  • Walking the Upper Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park
      Walking the Upper Geyser Basin
    by KimberlyAnn

The Largest concentration of geysers in the world is in the Upper Geyser Basin. Check at the Old Faithful Visitor Center to find out when some of these wonderful Geysers are predicted to erupt, but remember, these are just guesses. Old Faithful is the most famous geyser in the park and is located in the Upper Geyser Basin. This geyser erupts more frequently than the other big geysers, erupting every 40 to 126 minutes. Old Faithful’s eruption lasts from 1 ½ minutes to 5 minutes on average, and reaches heights of about 105 – 184 feet, expelling 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of boiling water.
Click my Video tab to watch my short video, Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park, which will give you a view of a partial eruption of Old Faithful.

Beehive Geyser is another favorite geyser in this basin, I know it is my favorite in the park. Unfortunately this geyser can be dormant for long periods, and we have only been lucky enough to watch it once, and I didn’t happen to have my camera along! The eruption usually lasts for about 4 to 5 minutes. The narrow cone of Beehive acts like a nozzle, projecting a powerful column of water to a height of 130 to 180 feet in the air. This geyser is generally higher than Old Faithful and certainly much noisier as it roars while the water is forcefully shot upwards. It is spectacular!!

When you get to Grand Geyser, if the pool looks full, and people seem to be gathering around it, wait awhile and you might be lucky enough to see this one erupt. This is a fountain geyser, which erupts in bursts rather than a column like Old Faithful and Beehive. This is the tallest predictable geyser in the world, sometimes reaching 200 feet.

There are many more geysers to enjoy in the Upper Geyser Basin, so don’t just watch Old Faithful, then jump in your car and head out again.

If you missed the link to the Old Faithful Web Cam that I had placed on my Yellowstone Introduction Page, check the website below.

Directions: Upper Geyser Basin is on the south west side of the park.
Website: http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2012
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