Yellowstone National Park Geyser Photos
Yellowstone National Park is home to nearly 500 thermal geysers. This park actually contains the majority of the world’s geysers, which happen to be a fairly rare phenomenon.
You could spend weeks visiting all of the geysers in Yellowstone. We spent two entire days exploring Yellowstone’s geysers and we didn’t even scratch the surface.
I was fascinated to learn all about these geysers and what natural conditions are necessary in order to form a geyser.
The geyser needs extreme heat (usually from a volcanic source), water (stemming from an underground source through cracks in the earth) and a plumbing system (the water needs to be held somewhere while it is heated and there needs to be a fracture in the earth for the water to escape).
If you are planning to visit the Old Faithful area, the park service provides a phone number with geyser predictions. If you time it right, you will be able to see a few of these amazing geysers erupt, which is truly an experience not to miss.
The Yellowstone Geyser Prediction number is (307) 344-2751.
Excelsior Geyser Crater
Norris Geyser Basin
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Black Sand Basin
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