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Steamboat Geyser

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Big geyser

This is in the Back Basin of Norris. It's big, but only goes off every few YEARS! Of course we... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Westville, Indiana
A silent Giant. RIP

Long Walk, not much to see now but a memory and a distant hope. But, right around the corner sleeps... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is in the Back Basin of Norris. It's big, but only goes off every few YEARS! Of course we weren't lucky enough to see it go off.

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Long Walk, not much to see now but a memory and a distant hope. But, right around the corner sleeps a Green Giant worth looking for, turn right after a bridge, go to the water edge and wait a few minutes until you hear a...More

Thank nyob
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Steamboat is on the Back Basin walk of the Norris Geyser basin and is definitely worth the walk. The back Basin is an extremely active area and Steamboat is one of the major geysers of the area. When I was there is was shooting 20-30...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It doesn't erupt often and depending on how many other geysers you've already seen, will probably directly correlate with your interest in it. The ranger talks are always interesting though and the one here by Ranger Rose (I think) was no exception

1  Thank headsortails
Reviewed 24 September 2016

LOL, the area is volcanic and one expects noisy and turbulent environment. It's the exact opposite. Great area to hike, stay on board walk. Pace yourself and enjoy.

Thank Ely C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is part of an easy and nice trail at Norris Geyser Basin which is worth the walk. We were able to see it erupt a bit while there. It is the world's tallest active geyser!

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This geyser seems to be pretty continuous so you get to see it erupt a bit. We didn't see any others erupt while we were in the Norris Geyser Basin so it was cool to see some activity in this one. The walkways are like...More

Thank carolesau
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is where you see geysers erupted continuously., though not really that spectacular. Was told there were some really grande ones, up to 300 feet high. Though happened only once in a few years. Well, when we were ready to leave, saw a sudden outburst...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This trail is great. Not only do you get to see Steamboat Geyser, which is a continuous geyser, but there are so many other sights to see. But some advice....bring water, take a hat and take your time. Most of the trail is flat and...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

this is supposed to be the largest geyser in yellowstone. it erupts whenever....we were lucky to catch it when it was erupting. it was spectacular. it is huge....way bigger than old faithful.

Thank jkdussault
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