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About Yellowstone Upper Geyser Basin

The Yellowstone Upper Geyser Basin is home to the largest concentration of geysers in the world, featuring an approximate 410 geysers. Here you’ll find iconic geysers like Old Faithful, as well as many other lesser known but equally impressive geysers.


Yellowstone National Park is the first national park in the world, established in 1872. The Upper Geyser Basin was discovered by explorers during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition in 1870. Since then, it has been a major attraction for visitors due to its unique geothermal features.

How to Get There

The Upper Geyser Basin is located within Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The closest major city is Bozeman, Montana. From Bozeman, you can rent a car and drive to the park, which takes about 2.5 hours. Then, follow the signs to the Old Faithful area.

List of Attractions

  • Old Faithful
  • Castle Geyser
  • Riverside Geyser
  • Geysir Basin Museum
  • Firehole River

Ticket Information

Entrance to Yellowstone National Park costs $35 per vehicle, $30 per motorcycle, or $20 per person if entering by foot, bike, or ski. This fee allows you to enter the park for seven days. An annual pass for the park costs $70.

Tips for Visiting

  • Arrive early to avoid crowds, especially at Old Faithful.
  • Bring a good pair of walking shoes, as the boardwalks can be long.
  • Stay on the boardwalks. The ground in geyser areas is fragile and dangerous.
  • Bring binoculars for a better view of the geysers.
  • Be prepared for changeable weather. Bring layers and a rain jacket.

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