Famous Geysers & Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Get ready for cascades, geysers, rock pillars, sand dunes, and more–no one back home is going to believe the wild and wonderful geologic features of Yellowstone Country.

Morning Glory Pool

A-List of Must-See Geysers & Hot Springs

A complete tour of Yellowstone Upper Geyser Basin, Midway and Lower Geyser Basin with wonders of Old Faithful and hot spring areas. Read More...

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Geothermal Attractions Can Be Dangerous

Most people are aware of danger from wild animals such as Grizzly Bears. But for unwary visitors to Yellowstone National Park, the extraordinary natural features that keep Yellowstone such an alluring place can also make it perilous. Deaths and injuries are not uncommon around geysers and other geothermal attractions. Read More...

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Geothermal Features Easily Damaged

Yellowstone’s geysers, mud pots, and hot springs offer magical glimpses of the powerfully roiling geologic forces that in other places remain hidden well beneath the earth’s surface. Read More...

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Geyser Gazers Perform Vital Service for Science

There is no cure, but treatment can consist of regular visits to geysers, or becoming a member of the Geyser Observation and Study Association (GOSA), a citizen-science group of 300 members. Read More...

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Has Anyone Ever Fallen into a Geyser?

Visitors have in the past slipped and fallen into hot springs, or were severely injured with burns from erupting geysers, but it is extremely rare. Read More...

Mammoth Hot Springs Area

Mammoth Hot Springs Area

FAQs about the Mammoth area including the hot springs, buildings, elk, and winter activities Read More...

Norris Porcelain Basin

Norris Geyser Back Basin and Porcelain Basin

About Norris Geyser Basin. When can we expect to see Steamboat Geyser erupt? Is it really dangerous to walk off the boardwalk? Read More...

Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin

Park’s Geothermal Features Constantly Changing

With a jet engine roar and a mighty burst of steam and water, a large geyser that hadn’t erupted since 1998 surprised two hikers near the edge of Norris Geyser Basin in early June. Read More...

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Rare Microbes Flourish in Yellowstone National Park Geysers and Hot Springs

The Thermal Biology Institute at Montana State University studies life forms and microbes found in the hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park. Read More...

Aerial view of Upper Geyser Basin. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco

Researchers Take Calculated Risks Around Hazards

Tourists are most likely to get burned in Yellowstone’s thermal areas when they stray off marked trails and boardwalks. But Yellowstone’s geologists and other scientists also try to stay acutely alert to the dangers that lurk in the geysers, hot springs, and steam vents. Read More...

Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser

See Old Faithful and 60% of the World’s Geysers in Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin

See Old Faithful, Castle Geyser, Riverside Geyser and geothermal features of Yellowstone country’s steaming vents, erupting geysers and gurgling hot springs. Read More...

Steamboat Geyser in Norris Geyser Basin

See the World’s Tallest Geyser…If You’re Lucky

Old Faithful’s predictability is the exception; most geysers give little warning when they’re about to blow. The result, of course, is a surprise steam-and-water show. And in the case of Steamboat Geyser, there’s no other show like it Earth. Read More...

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Soak in a Hot Spring

There are dozens of hot springs in the Yellowstone region. Read More...

Yellowstone Bacteria and Beer

This is Yellowstone: Beer, Science, and Yellowstone Bacteria

Brewers use Yellowstone organisms for quality testing beer. Read More...

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This is Yellowstone: Things Stuffed Down a Geyser

While heightened reports of graffiti spread across the national parks in 2013, in Yellowstone National Park a unique sort of vandalism has been with the park since its very beginning: throwing or dipping foreign objects into hot springs and geysers. The reasons for these infractions vary from a wishing-well mentality, to scientific research, to using Read More...

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Watch Geysers Erupt in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world. Read More...

Steamboat Geyser in Norris Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Geyser Trivia

Steamboat Geyser in Norris Geyser Basin. No one can predict when it’s going to erupt, as it works on an odd schdeule, ranging from four days to fifty years. Read More...