Yellowstone National Park drive 16 miles south of Madison Junction or 17 miles west of West Thumb and take the Old Faithful exit. Park in the area by the Historic Old Faithful Inn. You can follow the signs that direct you to the visitor center where there is additional parking. The visitor center has predicted eruption times of a number of geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin. Click Here for an interactive map of Yellowstone National Park. There is an entrance fee for Yellowstone National Park, but no permit is required to hike at the Upper Geyser Basin.
Old Faithful Visitor Center has a bookstore and information about the geysers. Also make sure to get the predicted eruption times for the major geysers from the visitor center if you are looking to see geysers erupt. All hikes in this area should begin by watching the eruption of Old Faithful (Old Faithful pictured with this paragraph).
minent eruption. We unfortunately did not get a chance to see its eruption, but have provided another picture of the eruption from the Lion Geyser Group with this paragraph.
There are a number of Geysers in the park that have spectacular eruptions. The Yellowstone Visitor Center has a lot of information on the Geysers and should be visited before your hike in this area. Note: on the Google Map below we have only highlighted 5 geysers, however, there are many other geysers and additional thermal features along many portions of the trail.
Rating: Elevation Gain: Minimal (Easy), Distance: 1 - 7 Miles Roundtrip (Easy - Moderate).
Time to Complete Hike: Varies depending on length.
MORE HIKES IN THE UPPER GEYSER BASIN
August 12, 2010 (This Post)
MORE HIKES IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Upper Geyser Basin (This Post)