We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: An area of bubbling hot springs.
Write a Review

246 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    161
    70
    10
    5
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indian Trail, North Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for the crowds. There are many geysers to see here, but not much parking. Going earlier in the day is best for convenience. Steamboat geyser is fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakville, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Be ready to feel like you are in a scene from Lord of the Rings. The valley was alive with geysers, steam spouts, boiling springs and colored ponds as far as the eye can see. Expect to spend hours here. A word of warning - come early as parking is extremely limited.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Took us an entire day to cover the basin. Worth every minute of our time! We hiked the Porcelain Basin. Hissing vents and sulphury odours add to the beauty of this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Set aside a good 2 hours to cover the figure of eight trail and get their by 9-10 am at the latest to avoid the crowds. You'll be rewarded with piece an quiet and some stunning almost apocalyptic surreal views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is just another thermal geyser in Yellowstone especially the steamboat geyser featuring the largest in the world.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
88 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Walking the plank is more like it..and the warnings are there..don't step off the walkway. Its a neat area and the big geyser of YellowStone the one that goes hundreds of feet into the air..but only when there is nobody around

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had gone to Norris en route out of Yellowstone having seen Old Faithful and many of the geysers, thermal springs etc. By chance we found a free guided tour (ours was with Ranger Nick!). This was an hour and a half tour of fun, informative history. Nick had a real passion for the park and it got quickly passed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunnyvale, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
69 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just that the tallest geyser just happens to be the most unpredictable... they say it can go off within 4 days to 50 years after it goes off... the last erruption was last year and since then everybody is waiting for this bad boy to go off again... The ranger told us that when it goes off it goes up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franklin, North Carolina
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This area is one of the most interesting areas in the park. There are many thermal pools and geysers in the basin. A lot of the trails are on boardwalks that bring you close to many of the thermal features.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lehi, Utah
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I enjoyed the Norris Geyser Basin very much. Many areas to explore and it's one of the major highlights in the park with some of the highest geysers.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Norris Geyser Basin also viewed

Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 

Been to Norris Geyser Basin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Norris Geyser Basin, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing