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

Despite all we had seen throughout the park, this was stil an amazing site. There were hundreds of fumeroles it seemed. Amazing and a bit scary to think what this area could produce under the rigiht circumstances

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 days ago

A collection of geysers to rival Old Faithful. A walk through a geyser field that gives you a view of what lies below the surface. It's bubbling up to give you pause as to when the super volcano will blow. Interesting walk back in time.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dlwipp7
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the longer loop around both areas so it was quite a walk. The geysers, springs, etc were very interesting. There's more color in the shorter loop but the walkway is much steeper. Glad we made the effort but its not for someone with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has an extensive network of boardwalks to all the many hot springs and geysers. The whole area is just amazing to behold. Steamboat geyser is huge.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Juniorkp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in late September so not tourist crowds, easy parking and brisk one hour walk through the basin. Really colorful and active geysers which made for great photos. Do not miss out on Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest active geyser. It erupts about once...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ailton007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful walk through "Hell of the surface" of a beautiful geyser basin. Parking was difficult and the paths were very crowded and congested - folks arriving by the busload. Despite this, it was a great visit to one of the most unique spots on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Norris Geyser Basin is a large thermal area north of the Madison Junction. The basin consists of Porcelain and Back Basins. Back Basin’s trail (1.5 miles) is a little longer than Porcelain’s (.75 mile). When we were here in June, Porcelain Basin was closed due...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two nice walks that give you plenty of springs and mud pools, missed the big geyser eruption by just a few minutes. Parking is hard, not because lack of parking spaces, but that people are worried that there is no parking so they wait while...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marius P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Named after Philetus W. Norris, the second superintendent of Yellowstone, who provided the first detailed information about the thermal features, the Norris Geyser Basin is the oldest geothermal site of Yellowstone National Park. From here hot water channels thru underground faultline to Mammoth Hot Springs....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Parthasarathi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great easy walk along the boardwalks to see many geysers and thermal featurs. Take a stroll and enjoy your surrondings.

Date of experience: August 2019
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26 September 2018|
Response from EdBannister | Reviewed this property |
A north geyser basin tour would be a tour of the north geyser basin.
2 July 2018|
Response from N440BYsusant | Reviewed this property |
There is considerable walking. We were there in a snow shower which turned into pouring rain and didn’t spend as much time as we would have without the rain. We were there for about 2 hours. Most of the hot springs area... More