Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Norris Geyser Basin Reviews: 4.5/5

Norris Geyser Basin
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An area of bubbling hot springs.
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thattexascouple
Fort Worth, TX68 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2021
The Norris Geyser Basin is an excellent area to see the hydrothermal activity of Yellowstone. The boardwalks make the area easy and safe to visit.
Written 13 September 2021
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Heather A.
31 contributions
Easily walkable
Aug 2021
My first view of the heat and splendor that is Yellowstone. We were very glad to get out of the car and look around at what would prove to be only the intro to the experience of a lifetime.
Written 30 August 2021
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO515 contributions
Parking Nightmare
Jul 2021
Parking was a little difficult as this area was crowded. There are several different geysers in the area and plenty of walking trails. There is also a museum to visit. Not totally sure that the area is worth the parking nightmare though.
Written 24 July 2021
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Bill B
Cleveland, OH27 contributions
Cool lake views
Jun 2021
This was a throw in on our way to Tetons. The Lake added something to the springs and pools. Nice quick stop.
Written 7 July 2021
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koabug
Honolulu, HI1,428 contributions
Too crowded to find parking
Jun 2021
This must be a very popular attraction for Yellowstone. The main parking area as well as both overflow parking areas were full so we didn't get to see it. We stopped at the overlook just beyond the Norris Geyser Basin but saw nothing so skip the lookout
Written 6 July 2021
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Melaney68
Chesapeake Beach, MD8,977 contributions
You can do better than we did!
Aug 2020
These are the things I wish I had known before visiting the Norris Geyser Basin:
1. Parking can take awhile. The lot closest to the trail was backed up when we visited so we waited a long time for a spot. We should have parked on the main road and walked to the entrance.
2. Wear very comfortable walking shoes. These loops are long and you want to complete both.
3. Go to the bathroom before you start walking the trails.
4. Bring more water than you think you need. The summer heat along with the steam from the geysers can begin to take a toll.
5. You may want to bring along a snack to make the time spent on the trails more enjoyable.
The variety of geysers was impressive and the hike was great. Taking the trails in the mid-day sun was a bit much for us. Hopefully you will do a better job than we did!
Written 6 July 2021
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Stephen M
Boston, MA71 contributions
Hell on Earth
Jun 2021
While the Porcelain Loop is perhaps the more colorful and interesting of the two loop trails, the Back loop is not to be missed.
Written 29 June 2021
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI1,889 contributions
Strong sulphur smell
Jun 2021
I have to say this was our least favorite area of Yellowstone. Maybe we were tired from the day's exploring, maybe it was the strong sulfur smell. I don't know. We just didn't really care for it. I'm giving it very good because it was interesting to see & I wouldn't have not went but it was at the bottom of our list as far as everything we saw in the 4 days were spent at YNP.
Written 25 June 2021
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6,649 contributions
Unforgettable Hike with No One Around
Apr 2021
There are two trails for the Norris Geyser Basin. One is the Back Basin Trail, and the other one is the Porcelain Basin Trail. We visited the Porcelain trail in late April on an icy ground path that starts from the entrance of the museum. We went in the late afternoon, with surprisingly few people around. We almost had the whole place to ourselves. The color and textures were amazing in some areas. At one point, the boardwalk went into a wooded forest area where we discovered some fresh bear poop (berries, animal hair and all) . Our experience was adventurous since we explored things at our own pace and ended up being the only ones there. It's a loop trail from the boardwalk that ends in a regular dirt trail that was covered with thick ice. Recommend you bring bear spray especially if you go on the Back Basin Trail. This was a unique location and experience with no one around (except maybe for the bear).
Written 21 June 2021
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Kdawg282
Doylestown, PA1,100 contributions
Geysers galore!
Jun 2021 • Family
Another geyser area in the northern area of the park. Not as much to see here as the geyser areas by Old Faithful, but certainly enough to see that makes it worth the stop! I would put it on your list when heading up to Mammoth Springs or the Canyon area!
Written 21 June 2021
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