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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Riverside Geyser

 
 
Riverside Geyser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2015
1. Riverside Geyser Marker
Inscription.
Across the Firehole River is Riverside Geyser, one of the most predictable and consistent geysers in Yellowstone. Beginning an hour or two before an eruption, water pours over the cone’s edge, and splashing and bubbling become more visible. Then, water and steam arch over the river to heights of 75 feet. The eruption will last about 22 minutes. As the water diminishes during the eruption, steam continues to billow out, and, when the light is right, rainbows often form in the misty air.

Fast Facts:
• Riverside Geyser is a cone-type geyser.
• Eruptions are very predictable, taking place every 5.5 to 7.5 hours.

Why is Riverside Geyser so Predictable
Unlike many other geysers and hot springs in the Upper Geyser Basin, Riverside may not be connected to nearby features, thus, has a relatively constant source of heat and water. It is uniquely unaffected by other forces such as earthquakes that can shake up underground plumbing systems by closing old vents and creating new ones, and changing previous patterns of water circulation.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 28.395′ N, 110° 50.486′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker
Riverside Geyser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2015
2. Riverside Geyser Marker
can be reached from Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 287), on the left when traveling south. 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. Grotto Geyser (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fading Glory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giant Geyser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daisy Geyser (approx. ¼ mile away); Beauty and Chromatic Pools (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Geyser (approx. half a mile away); Crested Pool (approx. 0.7 miles away); Castle Geyser (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Riverside Geyser image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2015
3. Riverside Geyser
<i>Riverside Geyser, Yellowstone National Park</i> image. Click for full size.
Photochrom Postcard by the Detroit Photographic Company, 1902
4. Riverside Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 10, 2015.
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