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This geyser performed for us for 40 minutes longer than the guide said! It was spectacular and not small. I'd estimate it at 50 to 90 ft high. It goes off every 12 hours so you may be lucky. Check the estimated time of geyser...More
This was our first visit to Yellowstone (hopefully, not our last) and the geysers are fascinating and amazing to watch. The basin walk encompasses a lot of geysers (and hot springs) and makes for an exceptionally interesting hike.
For planning purposes, if you're staying outside...More
The upper geyser basin, and Steamboat in Norris, has a number of outstanding geysers, with Old Faithful the grand dowager. However Castle, and several others, have more interesting features, longer or higher eruptions, and don't draw the crowds. Stop by the Old Faithful visitor center...More
Another geyser worth watching in Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin. I like the steam phase that follows the eruption -- the feel and sound almost surpass the visual aspect. Make sure to visit early in the morning when the hot steam stands out in the cool...More
Castle Geyser is a dramatic display when it erupts. I liked it better than Old Faithful, partly because you can be much closer to it during eruption. It cascades and spikes repeatedly for a grand show. Check the time it is erupting when you are...More
Castle is a very uniquely shaped geyser. We did not see another like it, and covered most of the park. This is an unpredictable geyser, but goes off twice a day. We got lucky, and were able to see it erupt. The eruption lasted about...More
The castle geyser is formed like a small castle and is kinda regular. It is not like Old Faithful but it will spit out steam and water at know times and can be timed so you get to watch it. As with everything in the...More