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Tallest geyser

Steamboat Geyser is located in the Norris Geyser Basin and is the world's tallest active geyser... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
Yellowstone is amazing!

We flew into Salt Lake City, rented an RV and made a big loop up through Idaho, into West... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
jimp472017
,
Pearland, Texas
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With eruptions as high as 400 feet, the Steamboat Geyser is the tallest natural geyser in the world.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Steamboat Geyser is located in the Norris Geyser Basin and is the world's tallest active geyser with eruptions as high as 300 ft/91 m. However, its eruption time is not predictable. If you come here hoping to see eruption, you will most likely be disappointed....More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We flew into Salt Lake City, rented an RV and made a big loop up through Idaho, into West Yellowstone, Fishing Bridge then south to the Grand Tetons and back to Salt Lake City. It was an absolutely amazing trip and one all 4 of...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is the world's tallest geyser, and part of the Norris Back Basin hike. It erupts very rarely, but it's still impressive to watch it gurgle and spout steam and water - some of them still go pretty high and even from our vantage point...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Don’t come here hoping to see it go off; it’s way too rare and unpredictable. Come because it’s off the beaten path, so fewer visitors, and has great landscape for some unique photography options. Worth a stop as you explore the basin.

Thank Joe A
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The top attraction in the Norris Geyser Basin is Steamboat, the world's biggest/tallest active geyser. Steamboat has regular 40' foot eruptions. The full eruptions are very unpredictable and infrequent.

Thank packcal
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

One of the Back Basin’s most impressive features is the Steamboat Geyser, which is the tallest in the world. Steamboat can shoot water 300 to 400 feet (120 meters) in the air. Sadly, it is unpredictable, so there is no way to known exactly when...More

Thank Jayant K
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The geysers of Yellowstone are fabulous and this is one of many well worth seeing when you are in the park

Thank drakeekard
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We made sure to walk to the Back Basin Area of the Norris Geyser Basin to see Steamboat Geyser. Steamboat is the world's tallest active geyser, but it hadn't had a major eruption since September 3, 2014. We were hoping that it would go when...More

Thank Nprus
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Great attraction in YNP, consider almost 1 hour walking on trail to get to geyser with a lot of information found on signs along the walk

Thank Cristiano C
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Really awesome geyser. Just a short walk. The whole area around Steamboat is awesome. Actually most of Yellowstone's thermal features are a must.

Thank Gwen W
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