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Beehive Geyser is a favorite performer, but can be dormant for long periods. When active, Beehive Geyser is magnificent. Eruptions usually occur twice each day with displays lasting 4 - 5 minutes. During an eruption, the narrow cone acts like a nozzle, projecting the water column to heights of 130 - 190 ft (40 - 55m). Beehive Geyser also has a side channel that acts as in indicator. This feature is called Beehive's Indicator.
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*Adapted from the NPS Old Faithful Area Trail Guide and the Old Faithful Area Interactive Map
Survey Date: September 29, 1998
Geographic Area: Firehole River Drainage
Thermal Region: Upper Geyser Basin
Thermal Complex: Geyser Hill Group
Ranger District Contact: Old Faithful District, Colleen Rawlings (307) 344-2701
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