Steamboat Geyser Ready To Set Record

New Fire in Yellowstone

Steamboat Geyser is on track to erupt the most times in one year in recorded history.  Steamboat Geyser erupted Wednesday night at 8:37 pm for the 29th time this year, tying it for the all-time documented record. Park officials say that if the recent trend continues, it could erupt for a 30th time yet this year, breaking the record for eruptions of the spectacular thermal feature in recorded history. Steamboat geyser has been averaging 5 to 8 days between its eruptions since September, having only bubbled up to life in March after 3 ½ years of dormancy. Its eruptions of up to 300 feet high make it the tallest of any geyser in the world.