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Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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An area of bubbling hot springs.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed yesterday

At this point I thought I may be "geysered out" but this ended up being really cool, especially the Porcelain Geyser area.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here 4 times over 50 years. In the 1990's Echidna geyser was always erupting, but now is quieter. The greens and reds show off the bacteria colonies of the hot springs.

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting YNP. So much activity and a great walk! My boys liked this as well. Smell can get intense and my 9 year old was not a fan! Go early!! We went later morning and had to drive around parking...More

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking is limited here but hey- we traveled thousands of miles to visit so we waited the 45 minutes in the line to the parking lot. It's worth the stop, but they could absolutely use an employee to help with the situation. There were several...More

Thank Coleykoko
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Porcelain Basin Loop looks, smells, and feels totally alien. The ground is so toxic and hot, it's barren of all but the most hardy of lifeforms. It doesn't feel like some hot springs or geysers in the hillside or forest, like most other basins....More

Thank cobiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting geysers. We loved it and it's not too busy early in the day. We did however get caught in a rain storm with a little hail. My kids will never forget running through the rain on the long boardwalk. Really a must see...More

Thank Tripletmompearland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking lot was very busy and it took 15 minutes to find a space. We only walked around the shorter Porcelain Basin boardwalk which took about 25 minutes and was very good. There is a longer boardwalk around Back Basin

Thank goblin54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first geyser basin we visited and my favorite. The Porcelain Basin was gorgeous and unique. The Back Basin was a little longer to hike, so we went out but took a short cut back. There are maps along the way so if...More

Thank PattiP523
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved especially the porcelain basin part of this geyser basin. Very different from the other parts so worth going to see

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norris is one of the most active earthquake areas in the park & also one of the world's largest active volcanoes. It is unique in its own way. When you arrive, purchase a trail guide for 1 dollar Or you can borrow it, just remember...More

Thank MKP5456
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