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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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Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.

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The colours and depth of these basins are amazing and all different. There are a number to see and some more tucked away than others.. My son saw one we missed and it was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Diane W
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Flamborough, Ontario, Canada
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upper Geyser Basin is the area of Yellowstone where you will see some geysers, mud pots and hot springs. There are boardwalks for you to walk on to preserve the fragile soil and to protect you from the boiling hot water. It is amazing to see the colors and see how different nature can be from what we are used... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the old faithful inn making this a easy walk. cant say the inn was great but this was...amazing. get a book or a guide to help with the history and geology. worth the extra effort.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's much more in the Upper Geyser Basin than Old Faithful. I didn't realize that at first, and the first night we only saw Old Faithful (although afterward, you could see another geyser going off in the distance). I realized how much we missed, and we went back a second day. Just missed Castle Geyser erupting, although it was still... More 

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Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtakingly beautiful! Not much more to say.....so many geysers! Is was like walking through a huge steam room...but with out the stifling heat.

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Flamborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The colours and depth of these basins are amazing and all different. There are a number to see and some more tucked away than others.. My son saw one we missed and it was the best one. Again, another time?

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know if there is any place on earth like this basin, so be sure to plan time for it. There are so many different geyers/pools to see and each one is different. A boardwalk is provided for all the geyers/pools and you MUST stay on them to avoid falling through the thin crusts that surrounds these geysers. If... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The geysers you see here are spectacular. There is such a variety. Some are crystal clear and others are like mud. A must see!

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

People everywhere, but you can't miss this. Very accessible. Gets crowded, but we were able to get RV parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As throughout the park, amazing and wonderful scenery. The scenery seems Lunar surreal. Carefully follow the path on the runway to avoid accidents. Recommended at least thirty minutes for an extended visit.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of five visited on a Wednesday morning and arrived around 8:15. So glad we did! Parking was no problem and we were able to enjoy the geothermal features without the crowds. The geysers and pools here were the most interesting/beautiful of any basin we visited during our week at YNP. Very clean and well-kept, but it's sad to... More 

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