Experience Yellowstone's 7 Best Magical Geysers and Hot Springs


Learn about the fascinating geology and history of Yellowstone’s geysers and hot springs, and how to enjoy them safely and responsibly.

The most famous geyser in the world, erupting every 90 minutes.

Old Faithful


The largest and most colorful hot spring in Yellowstone, with a rainbow of microbial mats.

Grand Prismatic Spring


The hottest, oldest, and tallest geothermal area in the park, with diverse features and extreme conditions.

Norris Geyser Basin


A series of travertine terraces formed by limestone deposits from hot water.

Mammoth Hot Springs


A mudpot of bubbling clay and acid, with a variety of geysers and springs nearby.

Fountain Paint Pot


A scenic area on the shore of Yellowstone Lake, with geysers, springs, and pools submerged in the water.

West Thumb Geyser Basin


A smaller but impressive basin, with the huge Excelsior Geyser and the delicate Fairy Falls.

Midway Geyser Basin


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