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TALLEST GEYSER CONE IN THE WORLD?
Located on US-Hwy 14/16 just west of Cody, Wyoming
Contributed by Robert Brown of Cody, Wyoming
World's tallest geyser cone?
Robert Brown

US Highway 14/16/20, also known as the Yellowstone Highway, runs from Cody, Wyoming to Yellowstone National Park. Just outside the city limits are three noteworthy roadside attractions. "Old Trail Town" has a collection of western memorabilia including the Hole-in-the-Wall gang's cabin, thousands of historic artifacts and gravesites of notable western explorers. Next to that is the Cody Stampede which has hosted nightly rodeo competition each summer since 1937. Just beyond that are some geyser cones, the same sort of formation as Yellowstone's famous "Old Faithful," although the ones along this highway no longer spout water.

The geyser cone shown above and below is, according to local lore, the tallest of its type in the world. We've been unable to substantiate this claim, however, and we're hoping that someone who reads this will be able to provide some evidence that the oft-repeated story is true. We do know that there are several other large geyser cones in the area and plenty of hot springs along the Shoshone River adjacent to this highway. In addition, the Yellowstone region is full of unique natural wonders. So, tell us if you know -- is this geyser cone the tallest in the world?

World's tallest geyser cone?
Robert Brown

Location:
On the north side of US-Highway 14/16/20 just west of the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds.

Aerial photo of Colter's Hell Geyser District & more info

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Photographed by Robert Brown, 10/12/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 10/07



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