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Upper Geyser Basin

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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
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Description: Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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The real treasure of Yellowstone

Skip Old Faithful, a mile or so up the road is the Grand Prismatic. It will haunt your dreams with its boiling pots of intense color. Close up or hike above and look down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Skip Old Faithful, a mile or so up the road is the Grand Prismatic. It will haunt your dreams with its boiling pots of intense color. Close up or hike above and look down - spectacular.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Upper Geyser Basin area of Yellowstone is a magical place if you can catch it just right. A blanket of snow on the ground and cold Winter air mixed with steam from the geysers on a sunny day cannot be matched. Magical.

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Advance, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There is nothing not to like about anything at Yellowstone National Park. The views all around the park of all the sulpher geysers are really neat.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Walking and driving through Yellowstone you feel like you are in another world because the Geyser's and water pools are like something you never thought you would see in person.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I really liked the ability to walk on the boardwalks along the upper geyser basin. The scenery here is quite lovely and you can see many geysers and hot springs.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Everything is here; large geysers seen from afar, small geysers right next to the boardwalk, hot springs, everything. Start with the crowd at Old Faithful, which everyone who visits should see at least once. Cross the Firehole River to Geyser hill for a short loop where the crowd spreads out. Beyond that the crowd really thins out as you head... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Many visitors watch Old Faithful erupt, then they get back in their cars and drive away. That would be a big mistake, as there are all sorts of picturesque hot springs and geysers along the Upper Geyser Basin boardwalks. Take the time to stroll at least some of these paths, and go to the Visitors Center to check out when... More 

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Eden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is probably the most popular geyser basin, it is very big and well worth spending a few hours walking around, but the middle geyser basin is our fav. If you do it, be sure to walk up the hill behind Old Faithful, and watch Castle Geyser erupt. Morning Glory pool is nice, but has lost the amazing colors it... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Although most come for Old Faithful, there is a lot more to see in the Upper Geyser Basin. The Park Guide (available for $.50 along the trail) says that there are only four other places in the world that have larger concentrations of hydrothermal features than here. There are several areas to park along the basin, but most people come... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you only see one geyser basin in Yellowstone, this needs to be it. This area has the highest concentration of geysers of the whole park and many of them are regular and predictable, so you will most likely see at least a few go off while you are walking around the boardwalks. Bring water with you, especially if you... More 

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