Geyser Spotting at Yellowstone National Park #70DayRoadTrip #Travel6:30 PM
The other day I shared some of the amazing hot springs within Yellowstone National Park, and the vibrant colors they display. Today I wanted to share a bit about the geysers at Yellowstone. Yellowstone has more geysers than anywhere else in the world. Here, the geysers are preserved and protected for future generations to enjoy, and enjoy them people do. I'm not going to lie, Old Faithful is the most well-known geyser in the park, and is crowded most of the day, but there are many other geysers to see scattered throughout this over 2 million acre park. Finding them all is half the fun of visiting.
I'll start the virtual tour with some shots of Old Faithful. Besides being the most popular geyser in the park, it is also one of the most reliable and frequently erupting. It erupts every 60-120 minutes on average.
You can stop by the visitor's center at Old Faithful to tour their educational displays. The children's area is particularly fascinating for little ones, and they can usually predict the time of the next eruption to within 5-10 minutes. Tip: If you want to view Old Faithful with little to no crowd, come early in the morning or stay until after 8 PM to watch it erupt.
Upper Geyser Basin is where Old Faithful is located, and is the largest collection of geysers in the park. There is a very nice boardwalk that travels throughout the basin, and allows you to get a close look at each geyser, there are also many hot springs located here too. One of my favorite geysers here is the Castle Geyser. Although we never did get to see it go off, it still looks pretty cool even when it's not erupting.
While the locations listed above are not the only places in Yellowstone National Park to see geysers, they are some of the most popular. To see a full list of where you might find geysers, check out a Yellowstone Park Map.
Have you ever been to Yellowstone? What was your favorite geyser?