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Address: Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY

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At Norris Geyser Basin

This is the "back country" part of the Norris Geyser Basin. The trail is partly boardwalk with stairs. It's 1.75 miles. It includes Steamboat Geyser & Green Dragon Spring. We... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
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Westville, Indiana
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is easy in Yellowstone to get geyser overload, as there is so many choices. However each area is a little unique. The Back Basin is the lower area of the Norris Geyser Basin. There is plenty of parking and a short walk down to the Museum and Bookstore before branching to the left for the Back Basin or right... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is the "back country" part of the Norris Geyser Basin. The trail is partly boardwalk with stairs. It's 1.75 miles. It includes Steamboat Geyser & Green Dragon Spring. We took this trail last in 2001 on our first trip to Yellowstone. It's definitely worth doing. We had small children who did fine on this trail. Just keep a close... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

It includes the Steamboat geyser, it sports fumaroles, hot springs, geysers and you can admire the new growth pine trees interspersed with the old pine trees that obviously died in a forest fire.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Back Basin is another wonder to view when in the Yellowstone National Park. The wonders of God's work when in Yellowstone.

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Saginaw, MI
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

This is a lengthier trail at the Norris Geyser Basin. It's a pretty warm walk. The geysers on this trail are pretty spread out and nothing special. However, it is worth it to walk about .3 miles to Steamboat Geyser and then turn around. It very rarely has major eruptions but is still an historic geyser to see an usually... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2011

This is a nice 1.5 mile hike around geysers and hot springs. If you enjoy the hydrothermal features, this is loaded and has the world's largest geyser. However, Steamboat geyser hasn't erupted since 2005. If you plan to visit Norris, definitely do it before you go to the Old Faithful area, otherwise you will probably be disappointed. There are stairs... More 

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