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Upper Geyser Basin

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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Pensacola, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you want "thermals", this is the place! Grand Prismatic is NOT the only beautiful geyser. This is a "Don't Miss"!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a nice interpretive trail with all kinds of volcanic spots, mud pots, springs, little geyser ... we combined the loop with the trail which leads above to the lookout and back to the Visitor Center. On the trail we saw a bison, right next to the trail. Scary and exciting at the same time :-) ...

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is just one of the most interesting areas in the Park, and it is not to be missed. You see steaming geysers and burned up trees and totally dry areas. It is an interesting drive with many areas to stop for a closer look.

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you take the regular trail up to Biscuit Basin, and then the little used Daisy Geyser trail back (we didn't see anyone on it), about 5 miles, you'll see all the great hydrothermal features. Get the map for fifty cents from the Visitor Center. In fact, at every place make the Visitor Center your first stop -- they really... More

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Akron, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I loved the whole Yellowstone experience. Just the thought that this whole area is a giant volcano is amazing. I liked driving around and seeing the steam coming out of the ground with the bubbling cauldrons in many colors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We did the 9 AM ranger hike in Upper Geyser Basin and enjoyed hearing about the history of the area and seeing the geysers.

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Bedford, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The visitor center posts the expected eruption times of the major geysers -- use those to plan your stay. Old Faithful still lives up to its name; the others are far less predictable. But with planning you'll have a good chance of seeing a massive eruption. We timed our walking tour around an expected eruption at Castle Geyser. We were... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you have very little time while visiting yellowstone, go for the Upper geyser basin. Old faithful erupting is a great sight to see. We got to see it twice, before and after our hike. This place offers the best sites in yellowstone.

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Easy walk on a paved pathway, usually cleared in the winter as well. Plenty of places to stop for a rest or a picnic lunch. Nothing quite like it in the World, plan on at least a couple hours to completely enjoy.

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Denver, PA
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Awesome thermal activity including Old Faithful. Be sure to take one or more of the walks around this area to see some awesome thermal activity (geysers, springs, etc.)

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