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Porcelain Basin

Grand Loop Rd., Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Porcelain Basin is located in the Norris Geyser Basin and has a 0.75 mi/1.2 km boardwalk. Norris... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
Really interesting, colorful hike. Keep kids close.

This was one of the coolest things we saw at Yellowstone. One word of caution - since most of the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Lisamarie1138
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Grand Loop Rd., Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porcelain Basin is located in the Norris Geyser Basin and has a 0.75 mi/1.2 km boardwalk. Norris the the oldest and hottest geothermal area in Yellowstone, and the fumaroles in Porcelain Basin were the biggest. My husband and I visited Porcelain Basin on a Saturday...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This was one of the coolest things we saw at Yellowstone. One word of caution - since most of the boardwalks do not have railings and are directly over the thin crust and streams of boiling, acidic water, make sure to keep any young children...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Located in the Norris Geyser Basin, the Porcelain Basin Trail this has to be one of the BEST spots in Yellowstone. (We could name a few :) ) Wow! Wow! Wow! The walkway/trail will take you where you can just stand, watch and listen to...More

Thank chventures
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The park service has GREAT trail maps for $1 suggested donation that detail handicap accessible (i.e., stroller friendly) trails for all the main regions. A large portion of porcelain basin was stroller friendly - although there were a few steps to carry the stroller up...More

Thank MphsQueen
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a great hike. We went early so there was alot of steam but we beat the crowds. Must stop. Good for kids.

Thank krg999
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Don't rush See it all Do both loops Do it slowly take water no bathroom except at trailhead Lots to see in color Lots to hear Lots to smell Lots to learn about volcanos Park ranger at museum answers all questions Do junior ranger program...More

Thank boatlover7411
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I agree, if you have time for only one, go to upper but this one is also so much worth it! superb pools everywhere!

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Porcelain Basin is a section of Norris Geyser Basin that vibrates with steam, hot water and colour. It is also one of the most colourful areas in Yellowstone NP. The unique stark landscape of Porcelain Basin is the result of acidic processes which make the...More

1  Thank Ena G
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is located in the Norris Geyser Basin. The Porcelain side is 1.1 miles of boardwalk trail. If this is your first visit to Yellowstone, it's a must do. There's a large parking lot, but it fills up fast.

Thank ccindyk48
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stepping into Porcelain Basin is like stepping into another world. The landscape is extremely desolate due to the high temperatures in the region. On the other hand algae and bacteria thrive in the heated pools creating all sorts of beautiful colors. Stop by the Museum...More

Thank OziDiver
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