The Absaroka Mountains in the background are composed of approximately million-year old volcanic rocks that long precede the current volcanic activity at Yellowstone, which started about 2. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Alerts In Effect Dismiss. Wind catches the over-spray from Old Faithful during an eruption and coats the dome housing for the camera with water, silica and dirt. Occasionally you may see the top of oversize vehicles—RVs, tour buses, and delivery trucks—as they stop at the entrance station.
It does, however, erupt more frequently than any other of the large geysers.
Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Gallery
That will get the ball rolling once again. This view of the Old Faithful Geyser is captured from a webcam inside the visitor education center. It shows current conditions at the entrance with Roosevelt Arch in the background. There are no artificial lights in front of the webcams. Old Faithful Geyser Prediction. Info Alerts Maps Calendar Reserve. The arch is inscribed with a phrase from the legislation establishing Yellowstone National Park: