Geysers of Yellowstone National Park
Below you will find many geysers within Yellowstone Park. Click on a geyser in the map to find one near you! Below the map is a short description and videos of several geysers for you to watch.
The cliff geyser is located in an area known as Black Sands Basin, just a short drive away from the famous Old Faithful geyser. This geyser can often go dormant for several years, so if you have a chance to see it, you should. It sits on the edge of a small river called Iron creek, which is a tributary of the Firehole river. As the Cliff geyser erupts it sprays water into the river adding to it’s spectacular eruption.
This geyser has been known to become dormant for long periods of time and can be hard to predict. It tends to go off 1 to 2 times per day in periods of high activity, but you just never know when it will go dormant again. In the video above you will see this rare eruption in all of it’s glory spraying water in the 20-30 foot height range.
The Jet Geyser erupts regularly about every 30 minutes. This is a smaller sized geyser that can spray water up to 20 feet or so. You can find this on the Fountain paintpots trail near the West entrance to Yellowstone.
The morning geyser is one of the largest geysers in the world. It is very rare for this to erupt and cannot be predicted. It erupted for the first time anyone saw it in 1899. It became more active in 1991, 1993, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the video above you can see this geyser reach heights of nearly 200 feet which is very rare for any geyser in the world. The above video is not mine.
This is a very active geyser that is almost constantly spouting water. It is located right next to morning geyser and jet geyser on the Fountain paintpots trail. In the above video I try to capture it’s eruption from as many angles as possible. Clepsydra is the greek word for water clock, it was given this name because it used to erupt every 3 minutes on the nose.
Old Faithful Geyser
[Learn about Old Faithful here] Old faithful is certainly the most famous geyser in the world. It was the first geyser in Yellowstone to receive a name. The average height of an eruption is 145-150 feet high. It has a tremendous history and is known throughout the world.