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Upper Geyser Basin

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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.

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The Upper Geyser Basin, approximately two square miles in area, contains the largest concentration and nearly one-quarter of all of the geysers in the world. A variety of thermal... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Upper Geyser Basin, approximately two square miles in area, contains the largest concentration and nearly one-quarter of all of the geysers in the world. A variety of thermal features exist here: spouting geysers, colorful hot springs, and steaming fumaroles. If you looking for geysers' eruptions, this is a place to be. In addition to many frequent and small eruptions,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The literal only problem one could have with this attraction is that it is essentially the same as the other geyser basins throughout the park. This is essentially a non problem as all of them are so magnificent and colorful and beautiful that one never gets tired of it. The boardwalks are kept clean and well maintained and it is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

An other-worldly experience. The colors of the geysers are spectacular. Expect long lines for parking. If you don't mind a bit of a walk park roadside and walk your way in.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We wnet in winter just after a snow fall and it was cold. however all the paint pots wer boiling or spouting various colors of water. The color was due to the elements that were in the geothermal object. Red for iron ore, blue and green. We had a couple of slips and falls due to ice, but it was... More 

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Buffalo, United States
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Besides seeing Old Faithful, which everyone knows is a "must-see" - you absolutely have to walk to the end of the boardwalk to see Morning Glory Pool! The colors are so vibrant, so unbelievable, you just stand there in awe of nature at it's finest! The rest of the boardwalk had many fine hot springs and geysers, and even a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a great place to stop off at, and take some time to look around, remember you need to walk up the hill in back to get the big picture!

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Modesto, California
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This requires a 2 to 3 hour walk along a well maintained trail. Geysers, hot springs and fumaroles abound. The highlight is the Morning Glory Pool. It is magical. Sunscreen, hat, bottled water and bug spray a must.

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New York
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is the biggest and most diverse Basin. If staying at the Old Faithful Inn this is a no brainer, even if you are not make the stop. Lots of interesting formations and pools, geysers, and trails through the forest. Took a really nice hike to some beautiful pools hidden in the forest. Worth a stop and you will probably... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is another attraction, must see. However, don't expect "see in person" what the professional photos show. These photos were taken in ideal conditions with knowledgeable photographers. That being said, anyone can get some goof to great photos.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Prepare yourself by staying on the paths, like the signs say. To get off the path is VERY dangerous. It is "smelly" because of the sulfur. Bring your camera because you can get some great shots of the steam, the Geysers themselves are stunning... all the different colors. Stop and do this little hike! It is not hard, and well... More 

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