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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
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
$299.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Thrill of a lifetime
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
Janis_A, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Yellowstone National Park

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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 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.
star-5
Simply Amazing
Verenia_B, Oct 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
We had a wonderful tour guide, she very knowledgeable and personable. This made the trip exciting. Loved the beautiful view and wildlife.
star-5
What a Day
Eric_R, Oct 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Aaron our tour master was knowledgeable, personable and knew where to be when. Bison sightings all over the park, near and far. Beautiful landscape, waterfalls, hot springs and Old Faithful doing her thing. What a beautiful National Park not to miss.
star-5
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.
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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BrushBuck tours out of...
tim_g, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
BrushBuck tours out of Jackson WY is excellent. This is our second tour with them and both were great! Very client-oriented. Today we spotted moose, elk, black and grizzly bears, Old Faithful and Lion geysers. Guides were very knowledgeable geologically and historically.
star-5
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 .
star-5
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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Great day, we saw a bear...
gwen_t, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Great day, we saw a bear very close to the van, moose, elk, and bison. Great experience. Jeff our guide was organized and made adjustments as needed to allow the best experiences throughout the day. Very knowledgable, woyld highly recommend.
star-5
Lots of wildlife and iconic scenery
Julie_M, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
We had a great day and our tour guide Kelsey was upbeat and extremely knowledgeable. We saw elk, deer, black bear, grizzly bear, bison and moose. It snowed on the way to Yellowstone and it was beautiful. Wonderful day
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Tour guide was amazing...
Kalika_A, Sep 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. He made any special requests a priority- especially the stop by at Grand Prismatic Spring.

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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Trip ideas


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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