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Loved Steamboat

Really awesome geyser. Just a short walk. The whole area around Steamboat is awesome. Actually... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gwen W
Atlanta, Georgia
Great geyser, lovely view and walk

This walk is great, nice view of this geyser. Not too many people. We enjoyed our time here. Be... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Belleville, Michigan
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With eruptions as high as 400 feet, the Steamboat Geyser is the tallest natural geyser in the world.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“norris basin” (3 reviews)
“hundred feet” (2 reviews)
“ranger talk” (2 reviews)
Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This walk is great, nice view of this geyser. Not too many people. We enjoyed our time here. Be sure to stop.

Thank Travelmoorenow
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is in the Back Basin of Norris. It's big, but only goes off every few YEARS! Of course we weren't lucky enough to see it go off.

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Long Walk, not much to see now but a memory and a distant hope. But, right around the corner sleeps a Green Giant worth looking for, turn right after a bridge, go to the water edge and wait a few minutes until you hear a...More

Thank nyob
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Steamboat is on the Back Basin walk of the Norris Geyser basin and is definitely worth the walk. The back Basin is an extremely active area and Steamboat is one of the major geysers of the area. When I was there is was shooting 20-30...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It doesn't erupt often and depending on how many other geysers you've already seen, will probably directly correlate with your interest in it. The ranger talks are always interesting though and the one here by Ranger Rose (I think) was no exception

1  Thank headsortails
Reviewed 24 September 2016

LOL, the area is volcanic and one expects noisy and turbulent environment. It's the exact opposite. Great area to hike, stay on board walk. Pace yourself and enjoy.

Thank Ely C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is part of an easy and nice trail at Norris Geyser Basin which is worth the walk. We were able to see it erupt a bit while there. It is the world's tallest active geyser!

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This geyser seems to be pretty continuous so you get to see it erupt a bit. We didn't see any others erupt while we were in the Norris Geyser Basin so it was cool to see some activity in this one. The walkways are like...More

Thank carolesau
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is where you see geysers erupted continuously., though not really that spectacular. Was told there were some really grande ones, up to 300 feet high. Though happened only once in a few years. Well, when we were ready to leave, saw a sudden outburst...More

Thank Victor C
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