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If you have limited time here don’t hang about for old faithful, there are far more interesting and fascinating things to see.
You don’t get close to old faithful and the cone is nothing special in any case. Instead go and see the impressive cones...More
The geyser pools really are as colorful as they look like on all those pictures. Simply amazing to see. Don‘t miss it. Parking can be a problem, especially during August. So, make sure to be there early ... before all other tourists and the busses.
There is a lot of geysers to see here, much more than Old Faithful. Given the size, plan to spend a few hours here to tour around and see the various geysers. Note, that you can call in to figure out when Old Faithful will...More
Just incredible area, with geysers, hot springs, and mud pots, everywhere, and boardwalks to see them up close. Surprisingly colorful, as the bacteria, of different colors, bubbles up from its petrie dish cauldron. Great science lesson for folks know s of all ages!!
Upper Geyser Basin is a fascinating place to spend a day. Visit the website called geysertimes.org to get the latest estimates on when certain geysers are expected to spout off and plan your walking route accordingly. If you visit no other places in Yellowstone, at...More
Really great walk seeing the different geysers that this Basin has to offer. Don´t forget to go to the visitor center and check in what time the old faithful erupt. Do the hike to observation point, to see the geyser basin from above and then...More
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Hi Daniel: This is kind of a loaded question. That is if you are to go directly from Old Faithful up to the Morning Pool (near the end of the upper geyser basin) it is 1.5 miles. Depending on how often you stop, how fast... More
Hi Daniel: This is kind of a loaded question. That is if you are to go directly from Old Faithful up to the Morning Pool (near the end of the upper geyser basin) it is 1.5 miles. Depending on how often you stop, how fast you walk, will determine the amount of time you need. My opinion, give this ENTIRE walk (you can find a trail map of the area online search, or even here in Trip Advisor) about 3 hours. I enjoy photography and there are many places for picture taking. Early morning is the BEST time to go- less crowds. Better yet, going to Yellowstone during the shoulder seasons, less heat, less crowds altogether. This is what we found. If going in summer- definitely hit this area EARLY. Whatever you do, if you can, spend a couple days in the Old Faithful area, you will not be board or without things to do and see.