This cone geyser is an icon of Yellowstone National Park. The team who discovered Old Faithful described it as “the perfect geyser.” Though not the tallest or largest in the park, the geyser is one of the most popular for its beauty, size, and regularity of eruptions--almost every 91 minutes, hence its name. Watch the explosion of boiling water reach a height of 32 to 56 m (106 to 185 ft) for around 1.5 to 5 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take photos. The cafeteria in the nearby lodge boasts great views if you want to watch the show over a sandwich. They also do take-out. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Faithful by using our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.
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Wonderful! Exciting to see the amount of water and energy expelled from the geyser. Also, interesting to think about the power that Yellowstone possesses.
Wonderful! Exciting to see the amount of water and energy expelled from the geyser. Also, interesting to think about the power that Yellowstone possesses. more »
I recently visited Yellowstone NP and Old Faithful in October 2021. It was a great experience and very cool to walk around and see multiple geysers erupting all around me. Old Faithful is one of the..... more
I recently visited Yellowstone NP and Old Faithful in October 2021. It was a great experience and very cool to walk around and see multiple geysers erupting all around me. Old Faithful is one of the..... more »
This Icon of Yellowstone is hard to deny, it's spectacular! Old faithful offers visitors if all ages and walking abilities to still enjoy a geyser experience. The walk out to the Morning Glory pool is still worth the jaunt if you can afford the extra time and distance and take in the other spectacular geysers and pools the park has to offer.
The joy of this geyser is of course it's predictability. It's a spectacular display especially for those who have never seen it before. It's not an exact science so you'll want to make sure you're there 15 minutes early and ready to stay 15 minutes past the expected eruption time. To avoid crowds take the trail around to the north side of the geyser where the views are just as good but the crowds are not existent
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