Steamboat Geyser


The world's tallest active geyser, Steamboat can erupt to more than 300 feet (90m), showering viewers with its mineral-rich waters. For hours following its rare 3 to 40 minute major eruptions, Steamboat thunders with powerful jets of steam. As befitting such an awesome event, full eruptions are entirely unpredictable. In recent years, Steamboat has had several major eruptions. More commonly, Steamboat has minor eruptions and ejects water in frequent bursts of 10 to 40 feet.

*Adapted from the NPS Norris Geyser Basin Trail Guide and the Norris Interactive Map

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Latitude: 44.72368
Longitude: -110.7032
Survey Date: June 26, 1998

Geographic Area: Gibbon Canyon
Thermal Region: Norris Geyser Basin
Thermal Complex: Back Basin
Ranger District Contact: Norris District, Al Miller (307) 344-2501


Nordstrom, D. Kirk

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Data Source Supplied By Sample Date Temp Vent Temp pH Cond Extended Data
Park 6/26/1998 71.3°C 0°C 4.76 2100 µS/cm No
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