One of the most popular National Parks to visit out west is Yellowstone National Park, and inside that beautiful park are many things to see. However, one is more well known and that is seeing Old Faithful.
Old Faithful was one of the first geysers in the park that was named, and it was named because of it's frequency of eruptions. Which happen every 45-120 minutes. The park service can predict them, and they are pretty accurate with a + or - 10 minutes as per the signs.
The eruptions shoot the boiling water out over 100 feet, and up to 185 feet. Although each eruption is similar, they are actually all different.
If you go, I will be honest with you. During the summer when tourist season is at it's peak, you will have to fight for a view of it. hundreds of people gather in advance to get a good spot and watch the eruptions. I got there a little early, but even I couldn't get a front row spot.
Either way, there is lots of standing room and you will still get to see it, even if you have to look in-between the people.
I'd love to show more pictures, but they all kind of start looking alike:) So there really isn't a point. But if you find yourself in Yellowstone or plan to take a trip. You'll want to check out Old Faithful while you are there.
Don't think you will ever make it. While the view in person is definitely the best. You can also find a view on the parks live webcam. They'll even tell you what time to make sure to come back to watch it go. You can find it HERE. It's actually kind of a cool winter sight too, if you have time you should check out one of the eruptions on the webcam today.
Have you seen Old Faithful erupt before?
Is this something on your bucket list to do?