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A popular geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank W6633PYpauls
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Easy walk to get to this one. It is close to Old Faithful Inn and along the geyser pathway. It is really huge!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PTOGreer
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 599tomf
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TractorDoc76
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MSUmindy
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karenlX6527ZK
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Big blob of calcified rock, but it does little but expel a little steam on occasion. You expect more from this big chunk of rock in the whole area filled with geothermal wonders.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Enyaw42
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It goes off every 12 hours and for us that was 30 mins after Old Faithful. A very spectacular show that goes for 20-30 mins. If you see it, you are a lucky one.

Date of experience: September 2018
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