Yellowstone National Park – Old Faithful is probably the most famous landmark of Yellowstone National Park and the U.S. Parks system. If you’re planning on taking a Yellowstone vacation, the Old Faithful is certainly a must-see.
This geyser receives more than 25,000 visitors per day during the height of the season. It is the most regularly erupting geyser of its size, going off about every 90 minutes.
It expels 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of water each time it erupts, blasting the water up to 180 feet in the air, at a temperature of around 200 degrees just prior to eruption. Old Faithful’s eruptions can last up to 5 minutes.
The Old Faithful Geyser is located closest to the West Yellowstone entrance to the park, but can also be accessed from Gardiner or Cooke City. Besides Old Faithful, you’ll find many other interesting geysers and thermal pools in this area. The thermal pools, or hot springs, can be especially interesting, as they come in all sorts of other-worldly colors.
Old Faithful is certainly a must-see on any trip to Montana or Yellowstone National Park. Don’t miss it!
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