Upper Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin
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Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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  • CanuckAlberta
    631 contributions
    UGB wow
    We loved this hike and were blown away with the variety of geysers and pools. We watched old faithful then spent 90 minutes on Upper Geyser Basin trail and got back to see old faithful erupt again. We went right to the end and found Morning Glory Pool was the most impressive and worth the effort. Amazing place and suitable for those seeking more accessible trails.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • seema60
    Toronto, Canada947 contributions
    Great walk on the boardwalk of the Upper geyser basin
    We walked around the upper geyser basin after seeing Old Faithful on our first day at Yellowstone NP. It was fascinating and a lovely walk all around the boardwalk. There is such a variety of small and big geysers there. None of the bigger ones spouted while we were there.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 26, 2023
  • MikeJennyQ
    Onalaska, Wisconsin985 contributions
    Nothing like it anywhere else on earth
    Nothing like it any where else on earth. Fall is a nice time togo not as busy or hot. Multiple Geysers and the predictable Old Faithful. Lodge and guest areas have a lot of room if showers waiting for eruption. Large parking area
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 15, 2024
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MikeJennyQ
Onalaska, WI985 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nothing like it any where else on earth. Fall is a nice time togo not as busy or hot. Multiple Geysers and the predictable Old Faithful. Lodge and guest areas have a lot of room if showers waiting for eruption. Large parking area
Written January 15, 2024
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seema60
Toronto, Canada947 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We walked around the upper geyser basin after seeing Old Faithful on our first day at Yellowstone NP. It was fascinating and a lovely walk all around the boardwalk. There is such a variety of small and big geysers there. None of the bigger ones spouted while we were there.
Written September 26, 2023
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CanuckAlberta
Alberta631 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We loved this hike and were blown away with the variety of geysers and pools. We watched old faithful then spent 90 minutes on Upper Geyser Basin trail and got back to see old faithful erupt again. We went right to the end and found Morning Glory Pool was the most impressive and worth the effort. Amazing place and suitable for those seeking more accessible trails.
Written September 21, 2023
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Joe Alejo
South Lake Tahoe, CA246 contributions
Jul 2023
start early and have most of the place for yourself...start later and it does get crowded...much like everything else around the area...lotsa wildlife...different palette colors to match everyone's desires....yes it is a must do...add to your list please
Written July 24, 2023
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K B
Lafayette, CA443 contributions
May 2023
This place is said to have over half of the WORLD'S geysers and that's not even including the rest of those at Yellowstone. Old
Faithful is here. Beyond that, there is a boardwalk that takes you past numerous other named geysers and thermal features. Some of these other geysers erupt small but continuously. A few have large predictable eruptions but no where near as frequently as Old Faithful. Each geyser, of course, is an individual, different from all others. Looking over the Basin, it's interesting to see steam rising all over the place!
Written June 20, 2023
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,476 contributions
May 2023 • Family
The three basins are my favorite part of Yellowstone and Yellowstone is my favorite place in the world. Simply beautiful. Right off the road, easy walking, amazing natural wonders.
Written May 8, 2023
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Danae A
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
I think the Upper geyser is beautiful. It was a great experience and I think you should visit. I will be coming back in the future.
Written May 3, 2023
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americancouple2017
New York City, NY32 contributions
Aug 2022
We were immersed into the breath of the Earth, drifting through the alveolus of the lungs of our planet
Written December 15, 2022
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Rose P
Alpine, CA357 contributions
Jun 2022
Unfortunately during our visit of this location we had winds and weather issues that caused steam to hamper of ability to see the geyser.
Written December 14, 2022
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,749 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Before or after you watch Old Faithful geyser be sure to take a walk along the upper geyser basin boardwalk out to at least morning glory pool. We then took the concrete road back toward Old Faithful geyser. This was one of our favorite hikes/walks with many different types of geysers to be seen. The total walk is about 3 miles but is very flat and easy. If you are lucky enough to stay in lodging next to Old Faithful geyser I would suggest spending a good full day in the immediate 2 mile area around the lodge. We were here the third week of October 2022 and all of the park services were closed for the summer season except for one small visitor center near Old Faithful.
Written October 29, 2022
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UPPER GEYSER BASIN - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)