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Upper Geyser Basin

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the summer, the best timing to stroll is early morning. The eruption timing works, you would see something unexpected- we saw beehive, which was powerful and amazing. Other reasons to walk in the morning is less crowded and not too hot. Once we started...More

Thank nyay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pictures are beautiful, but cannot get the true experience from the walkway, which is more at eye level. We were told there are plans to build a deck to look over this, but not done yet

Thank 855barba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's busy because its all next to Old Faithful...but it's worth it. Lots of information and different forms of thermal activity from mud volcano to hot springs, to geysers. If you have the energy hike up the hill to Solitude Geyser. There was no...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all of Yellowstone, you can just die from the people at the entrance. However, there are great sites away from the people. Just take the time get on a back trail and you'll find this a better experience.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing at least once. Yet again the number of people is a large detouring factor from visiting again, but what can you do?

Thank Kyle E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is near the Old Faithful, so yes, a bit crowded. However, the different formations you get to see as well as the different colors of those, that is really worth it.

Thank AritraDG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Upper Geyser Basin has a dense concentration of thermal features. Some very dramatic geysers can be seen along the walk if you're lucky to be nearby when one of them goes off. The main trail is not routed as a loop so you'll have...More

Thank cobiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many neat formations to see. Just a short loop around on a boardwalk. Our 7 year old did fine. Beautiful.

Thank Hbw5350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1. Give yourself a full day (or more). 2. Go to the Old Faithful Visitor Center and look at the predictions board. 3. Be sure to note the prediction window for Grand Geyser. 4. Check GeyserTimes.org for a Beehive prediction. 5. Plan your stay around...More

7  Thank Leif A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Faithful gets all the pub, but walking the Upper Basin will be less crowded w/ better sights. In awe of the geological wonders.

Thank Go-GBP
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9 March 2017|
Response from Hattie748 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daniel: This is kind of a loaded question. That is if you are to go directly from Old Faithful up to the Morning Pool (near the end of the upper geyser basin) it is 1.5 miles. Depending on how often you stop, how fast... More
Shreya R
23 January 2017|
Response from grandmatana | Reviewed this property |
Summer is the busiest, that is when we were there, late June. I've also been there in early fall and that was very nice.
15 October 2016|
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Response from 683jeans | Reviewed this property |
West Yellowstone is the closest to the main attraction