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Upper Geyser Basin

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old faithful” (289 reviews)
“grand geyser” (47 reviews)
LOCATION
Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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+1 307-344-7381
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"morning glory pool"
in 74 reviews
"old faithful"
in 289 reviews
"grand geyser"
in 47 reviews
"daisy geyser"
in 16 reviews
"largest concentration"
in 11 reviews
"thermal features"
in 49 reviews
"predictable geysers"
in 10 reviews
"hot springs"
in 56 reviews
"observation point"
in 22 reviews
"visitor center"
in 41 reviews
"great walk"
in 12 reviews
"geyser basin"
in 33 reviews
"eruption times"
in 13 reviews
"firehole river"
in 21 reviews
"take your time"
in 24 reviews
"different colors"
in 12 reviews
"thermal activity"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Taking a stroll along this loop is a must-see and must-do for anyone going to YNP. Yes, Old Faithful is the draw of the Upper Geyser Basin, however, the endless pools, springs, and other Geysers are the REAL stars of this park. Stop by the...More

Thank Ricky C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the main reasons people flock to Yellowstone and in the AM, the parking lot and walkways are not as crowded as later in the day. Amazing area to visit.

1  Thank JodyFuller
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite thing to see in Yellowstone were the geysers and hot springs. We stopped at almost every one of them. Each area is a little different. Here you have such beautiful colors from the different bacteria that lives in these hot springs. Make sure...More

Thank CinS280
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to go here. It’s got the Morning Glory Spring which is so beautiful. Wide variety of springs, mud pots, geysers. Sometimes there ar buffalo in the area.

Thank Isabel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started early and parked in the Old Faithful lot at 8:15 am. There was plenty of parking at that time in summer, but it quickly filled up afterward. We watched Old Faithful and then hiked the loop around the Upper Basin where we saw...More

Thank Autumn G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the old faithful inn and walked this 3 mile circular trail twice. Easy walk past all the attractions. Surprisingly few people take this trail to see some of the lesser known but spectacular geysers and geo thermal pools. The visitor centre provides...More

Thank boaster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You might be coming to see Old Faithful go off, but there is so much more to see in the Upper Geyser Basin. We rented bikes here and explored this and Biscuit Basin. There are much older and frankly, better geysers to see in the...More

Thank TravelersFromFishers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing like it! The walk on the paths are very easy and there is so much to see on the whole walk. Worth a visit!

Thank Lauren K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a simple, but worthwhile walk along countless geysers. We did this walk after we watched Old Faithful erupt, and got surprised with a couple other geysers eruptions on the walk. Walked all the way to the Morning Glory Pool and it was great....More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

2  Thank Francine C
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Christine C
30 October 2017|
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Response from Clark K | Reviewed this property |
Some experienced visitors say that mid winter is the best time as few visitors at that time and everything will be via ski! Plus the park is even more enchanting in winter!
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DanielPofMI
9 March 2017|
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Response from Hattie748 | Reviewed this property |
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
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