Best geyser to see in Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park is one of the must see places to visit in the States. Not only does it have extremely diverse wildlife, but it is holds around half of the world’s geysers. With over 10,000 hot springs and geysers in the Park, it is hard to know which ones are most worth exploring so we will run through some of the best geysers that are well worth your time and effort.
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The most popular geyser to visit is Old Faithful which is in the midwest part of the Park. While it is impossible to tell the exact time of when Old Faithful will go off, it does tend to have an interval range between 35-120 minutes. Usually there is a pre-play beforehand to let you know it is warming up and getting ready to go off as well as a large group of tourists surrounding the area. Even if you can’t be right up close to it, don’t worry, the water and air can reach up to a staggering 180 feet which can be seen from a distance.
While you are around waiting for Old Faithful to erupt, take a stroll around Geyser Hill which is nearby. Here you will find a mix of beautiful hot springs and 30 geysers to explore. This will definitely whet your appetite for the big show of Old Faithful.
Castle Geyser is part of the upper geyser basin and is worth exploring as well. Seeing that is goes off every 11-13 hours it can be difficult to try and catch this 30 foot cone in action. But if you are lucky enough to be there, you will experience water shooting up to around 80 feet and hear a sound like a train after around 15 minutes.
Riverside Geyser is a unique geyser and is also found in the Upper Geyser Basin. It erupts every 5 ½ to 7 hours lasting around 20 minutes. If you happen to be there while the sun is shining, a beautiful rainbow will appear as the steam and water shoot over the Firehole River making an unforgettable picture.