Saturday, April 17, 2010

Excelsior Geyser Crater Water Runoff

This picture shows the 199 degrees F water flowing from Excelsior into the Firehole River. The geyser discharges a little over 4000 gallons of water a minute.
Since there has not been an actual eruption since 1985, the geyser is now considered a Hot Spring.
Notice the different colored drainage channels where the boiling water flows.


  1. This is cool. You certainly know how to point out the details.

  2. These pictures bring back vivid memories of the park....wonderful. My thanks to Teddy R and everyone with the foresight to set these areas aside! I am sorry to hear about the hit that the park took due to wildfires since we were there so many years ago.