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Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: An area of bubbling hot springs.
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Nevada, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I walked the entire Norris Geyser Basin boardwalk one late afternoon until sunset. I was there during the peak season but everyone else must have been out to dinner because we had the entire place to ourselves. (Not an easy find in Yellowstone!) I have lost count as to how many beautiful springs and pools I passed along this easy... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There were so many colors of pools,green, creamy blue, orange colors. A small geyser erupted briefly while we were there. It was an easy walk to the basin from parking. Allow about 30-60 min here.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

... but because of it's popularity, you need to go early in the morning just to get a parking spot. Sometimes the Rangers will close the basin when there are too many people (this happened during this last visit, but we fortunately entered before they closed the road) 10 years ago, my advice would be the same but for a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited the norris geyser basin early afternoon. It was hot and the parking difficult. However, in the am or the late afternoon would be a great time to see this. There are a few multi colored hot pots. Also, the largest geyser in the world is there. Defineatley worth a visit. Just gauge the time to make it in... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We did all of the geyser basins and Norris was our favorite. Visited after dinner (7:00) and it was empty. The geyser activity is not as intense as the upper basin, but the landscape is like being on a different planet. There are 2 long boardwalks for the main sections and each has many sights worth seeing.

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

On our last visit two years ago, Norris was closed as it was snowing. I was not able to see except one or two geysers in Norris basin. I was lucky enough to visit this summer and was able to see the whole of Yellowstone Park with family, It was a great outing and it was even great seeing Norris... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Norris Geyser Basin is a bit sad as a lot of the basin has been inactive due to shifting geothermal activity under the ground. However, even though there are less active geysers in the basin, it was still worth seeing. Steamboat geyser is the tallest active geyser in the world, and it was fun to see it splashing and gurgling... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really neat, lots of vents and a small geyser, rivers of strange milky blue coloured water. Stinky from the sulfer in the water, but well worth walking down the trail to the basin. Climb up was HARD but you can rest at the top. Really neat and different from anything else. Must be able to walk and climb stairs to... More

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Lodi
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There are so many geysers and hot springs in this area that it takes several hours to take it all in. I appreciate the well maintained trails that allow access to all the spectacular sites. Along with Old Faithful, travelers to Yellowstone would be well advised to make it a point to visit this area.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Porcelain Geyser Basin (of Norris Geyser Basin) was my #2 favorite in the park! So underrated! Every inch of the Porcelain Geyser Basin is oozing, bubbling and hissing with misty geysers, milky blue pools, and green swirls of something-or-other that make this place look straight up prehistoric... Read my full blog post (including photos!) about my amazing trip to Yellowstone... More

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