Old Faithful, of course. Home to hundreds of geysers, roughly 60 percent of all the geysers in the world.
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One for the Bucket List
Saluting Old Faithful, the world's most famous geyser. Although many visitors assume Old Faithful toots its glory like clockwork, times between eruptions can vary between every hour or about every two hours. So first check with the staff at the Old Faithful Visitor Center for the predicted eruption schedules for the given day. As for the steamy spectacle of huffing and puffing itself, Old Faithful can shoot up anywhere from 106 to 184 feet high, with an average around 130 feet, and usually blasts between a minute and a half to five minutes.
Seasons and Hours
All of the park's visitor centers are open from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September, with the new Old Faithful Visitor Center remaining opening through the beginning of November.
Although the park is open year-round, access diminishes from November through March, when most of the park's entrances are closed for winter, except the North Entrance on Highway 89 near Gardiner, MT (which is the only entrance to remain open all year). The West Entrance, close to West Yellowstone, MT, is open from the third Friday in April through the first Sunday in November. The South Entrance (closest to Jackon, WY) and the East Entrance (closest to Cody, WY) are open from the second Friday in May through the first Sunday in November.
Average Temps (ºF) High/Low
January - 24/1
April - 47/21
July - 78/41
October - 52/22
Approximate Distance From...(To Old Faithful)
Grand Teton National Park - 70 miles
Jackson, WY - 100 miles
Bozeman, MT - 120 miles
Salt Lake City, UT - 350 miles
Boise, ID - 420 miles