Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The massive cone is a sign of old age. Eruption after eruption, probably for thousands of years, scalding water has deposited this silica mineral formation. By contrast, Old Faithful’s fledgling cone may only be a few hundred years old.
Castle Geyser has dramatically changed its surroundings. By flooding the area with hot, silica-rich water, the geyser has devoured part of a pine forest and turned it into a thermal desert. Tree skeletons are entombed within the cone.
Castle Geyser’s eruptions are predictable; two per day are typically recorded.
Erected by Yellowstone National Park.
Location. 44° 27.817′ N, 110° 50.224′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 287), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crested Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Geyser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beauty and Chromatic Pools (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beehive Geyser Giant Geyser (approx. half a mile away); Snow-Movers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daisy Geyser (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grotto Geyser (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a watercolor painted in 1872 by Thomas Moran depicting Castle Geyser. Vandalism has since destroyed some of Castle Geyser’s original symmetry. Elsewhere on the marker is a sketch of Castle Geyser done in 1870 by Walter Trumbull, a member of the Washburn expedition.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on September 9, 2015.