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Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful Geyser

Old Faithful Geyser

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Basics

Most tours of Yellowstone National Park stop by Old Faithful to see one of the geyser’s spectacular eruptions. Day trips to Yellowstone can last up to 13 hours and typically leave from Jackson or Jackson Hole, and visit Old Faithful along with park highlights such as Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Small-group tours offer a personalized experience, while self-guided tours are also available if you want to explore the park at your own pace.

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Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
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Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
$299.00 per adult
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Great Tour
Kevin, our guide, was extremely informative, knowledgeable, interesting and made the entire trip enjoyable from start to finish. For anyone considering this trip, Kevin, is a marvelous choice and I would highly recommend it.
Robert_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Yellowstone National Park

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Great Tour
Robert_B, May 2022
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Kevin, our guide, was extremely informative, knowledgeable, interesting and made the entire trip enjoyable from start to finish. For anyone considering this trip, Kevin, is a marvelous choice and I would highly recommend it.
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We saw so much during...
Marianne_B, May 2022
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
We saw so much during this tour. The people on the tour made this very fun. The geysers and hot springs were my favorite. Amanda timed Old Faithful perfectly. She was very knowledgeable about the Park, and horticulture. She even spotted a moose for me!
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Great day at the Yellowstone National Park!
Janice_R, Oct 2021
Private Yellowstone Old Faithful and Lower Loop Tour
The guided tour experience really was great and answered my questions about everything from animals to the geysers.
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Great park and guide crappy van
Greg, Aug 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Kim was great. Very nice and knowledgeable. Our trip was really good with tons of elk, bison etc … the Van kinda sucked. Even with the air on high it was borderline uncomfortable. Then the van door jammed open. Managed to get it shut but couldn’t use it the rest of the trip. They say they have new vans on order but can’t get them due to covid. Overall a nice trip
star-5
Great day touring the Lower Loop!
scottdds, Oct 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Aaron did a great job as tour guide for our 100 mile loop in Yellowstone. We hit all the highlights including perfect timing for catching Old Faithful! Highly recommend this tour for the sights and the knowledge of the guides to add great information to the journey.
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Don’t miss this tour.
Pat_T, Oct 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Awesome guide providing great information and making the tour very enjoyable. Guide was passionate about the park and it’s history.
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The Best!
Lawrence_R, Nov 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Andrew, our tour guide, was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, you-name-it. He was the best. I would do this tour again at the drop of a hat, especially if Andrew is the guide. Fantastic scenery, wildlife, etc.
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Terrific way to see Yellowstone
John_W, Oct 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
If you’re going to Yellowstone for the first time, definitely take a tour like this. The park is huge but our guide knew how to get us to all the best spots and helped spot wildlife we might’ve missed. Our guide Jeff was super friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was very well organized and made for a great day.
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Best Yellowstone tour
Elaine_C, Aug 2021
Private Yellowstone Old Faithful and Lower Loop Tour
Kyle was an amazing tour guide. He made Yellowstone come alive with history and animal facts. Having the inside scoop on where to be made each site so much more exciting .
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Thrill of a lifetime
Janis_A, Oct 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
I was hoping to see a grizzly bear and i did see one. a mother and her cub. Cade also took us to see bison and elk. We also saw a moose up close walking right in front of us. I never thought we would be so up close. It was a thrill of a life time and so glad we had him. to show us around
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The best tour we could have ask for
Damir_C, Sep 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Josh was amazing guide , we had a blast for our first time in Yellowstone. I strongly recommend this tour! We will definitely use them again .
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Excellent value for time and money
Sunil_K, Oct 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Our guide Andrew from BrushBuck tours made the trip come alive with interesting trivia, anecdotes and stories. The guides/naturalists have a good network and find animal sightings quickly and efficiently. Andrew’s network helped us spot grizzly activity and other wildlife around the park. We travelled with kids and Andrew had an interesting story for all ages :) we loved the tour and highly recommend the knowledgeable folks at BrushBuck .

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Old Faithful is a must-see for nature lovers and first-time visitors to Yellowstone National Park.

  • You can find predicted eruption times in the adjacent visitor center.

  • The geyser-viewing area is one of Yellowstone’s most accessible destinations, with bench seating, a large parking lot, and a ranger station.

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How to Get There

Old Faithful is located in Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin, in the southwest section of the park. The geyser is roughly a 50-minute drive from West Yellowstone, and 80 minutes from Mammoth Hot Springs and the park’s southern entrance.

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When to Get There

You can visit Old Faithful from May to October, although summer is the most popular time. To beat the crowds, consider visiting in the early morning or in the moments just before dusk. If the eruption schedule aligns with sunrise, be sure to set an alarm so you can watch Old Faithful spout water at dawn.

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Yellowstone’s Hot Springs and Geysers

There are more geysers in Yellowstone than any other place in the world. To visit the park’s geysers, enter through the West Entrance and continue to Madison, the jumping-off point for geyser basins to the north and south. The Lower Geyser Basin, which includes Fountain Paint Pot, and the Upper Geyser Basin, home to Old Faithful, are both to the south. The Mammoth Hot Springs and Steamboat geysers are in the Norris Geyser Basin to the north.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Old Faithful Geyser?
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Attractions near Old Faithful Geyser:
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What else should I know about attractions in Yellowstone National Park?
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As well as visiting the Old Faithful Geyser, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: