Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

#22 of 66 in Nature in Yellowstone National Park
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lower Geyser Basin hosts a flurry of thermal activity, creating impressive spectacles across Yellowstone's landscape. Spanning over 29 sq km (18 sq mi), the geyser discharges more hot water than any other feature in the park. Watch as hot steam nearing 100 C (212 F) shoots up into the sky, reaching heights of 45.6 m (150 ft). A stark demonstration of nature's power and beauty, the area can be explored on decked trails meandering between active spots. Make Lower Geyser Basin part of your personalized Yellowstone National Park itinerary using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.
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  • Lower Geyser Basin is loaded with awesome springs, pools, geysers, and mud pits. plenty of cool areas to hike and park. Highly advise checking out every portion of this part of the park.  more »
  • This basin is easily accessed off the Grand Loop Road, along Firehole Lake Drive. It is the largest basin in Yellowstone and includes several of the most visited features including Old Faithful. We.....  more »
  • Nothing to complain. This place is just amazing. You can see huge smoke coming out of geyser far away. Most geysers are close to each other so you don't need to walk far to see all of them. It also has several hot spring pools. The constant erupting geyser here makes your life easy to take videos
  • Was beautiful!

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