Old Faithful Sights and Tours

Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park

The most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful is one of the most consistent geysers in Yellowstone. Every 60 minutes to two hours you can witness an amazing display of boiling water erupting that lasts anywhere from 1.5 to 5 minutes. Old Faithful is not the tallest or largest geyser in the park (Steamboat Geyser is) but it’s one of the most popular because of its high frequency.

Hotels near Yellowstone National Park in West Yellowstone

Brandin Iron in Hotel Yellowstone National Park vacationers will find one of three hotels operated by Yellowstone Vacations an excellent lodging choice. Enjoy clean, comfortable guestrooms and family suites, courteous service, and appealing amenities. West Yellowstone is the closest entrance to Old Faithful Geyser (only 30 miles!) and most of the other major attractions, which is why it’s the most popular Yellowstone National Park entrance.

Old Faithful History

Old Faithful Geyser Eruption The geyser was named by the first official expedition to Yellowstone National Park, which was the 1870 Washburn Expedition. The members of the team were most impressed by the geyser’s size and regularity. Old Faithful has been erupting practically the same way throughout the Park’s history. Over time, it has become one of the most studied geysers in the world. Since Yellowstone Park Rangers are able to predict its eruptions rather accurately, Old Faithful is one of the easiest of Yellowstone’s large geysers to see. For more information, visit www.nps.gov.

Old Faithful Eruptions

Eruptions from Old Faithful can shoot anywhere from 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of boiling water. The average height of an eruption has been recorded at 145 feet while the highest recorded eruption was 185 feet. Intervals between eruptions averaged 66 minutes in 1939. Today, that average has increased to 90 minutes (due to a 7.3 earthquake in 1959). Since Old Faithful was discovered, nearly 140,000 eruptions have been officially recorded. For more information, visit www.nps.gov.

Old Faithful Tours

Let our authorized local guides take you on a snowmobile tour through the majestic winter wonderland of Yellowstone. Experience the wildlife and thermal features while learning about the history and future of the Park. Snowmobile tour guides are provided by Rendezvous Snowmobile Rentals – an authorized Yellowstone National Park Concessionaire. They are dedicated to providing our guests with the best possible Yellowstone snowmobile experience. Custom and daily tours available. Call 1-800-426-7669.

Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours

Take a snowmobile tour on an approved 4-stroke machine with just your valid Driver’s License. See Old Faithful and all the geysers in Yellowstone Park from the seat of your snowmobile.
Call today to make a reservation! 1-800-426-7669.