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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

I talk to so many people who go to Yellowstone and never have seen Norris Geyser Basin. I think you will see more change here from year to year than at any other place in Yellowstone. This has been our favorite place to spend time...More

Thank TreasuredTraditions
Reviewed 4 days ago

Because the walk is a little longer than most in the park, there are fewer people here. If you seek a bit more of a wilderness experience, this might be the spot, especially if you are here early or late in the season, or day......More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't hear much about Norris before our trip and had a great time. Partly because we saw bison on the drive from Canyon, but also because the Steamboat geyser and the basin around it is spectacular. This is a must see stop and doesn't...More

Thank MtnMan81
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people (including me) know and will go first to the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone, because its the most famous one. I found this geyser site the most impressive one during my 4d stay in Yellowstone. The huge site feels you're walking on the...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

While perhaps not the most interesting geyser basin in the park, it is still worth a visit to walk around the short boardwalk.

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a pleasant walk through the geyser basin but there doesn't seem to be a unqiue feature that makes this one stands out compared with other geyser basins in the national park. If you have time, it is worth the visit, but it is not...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth stopping here for the sunrise. The sun seems to set the sky on fire shining thru the mist from the geysers. Also best to visit here in the morning before the sun burns off the steam from the geysers to get a better...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Norris Geyser Basin walk. First of all, there is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot to a bookstore & where you can get the Nat. Park stamps. From there you walk to the small Norris Museum which...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stop on the grand loop. We stopped at most of the sites and this one was awesome. Spent about an hour here, snuck in on a bus guided tour to learn more. Good to go early morning, we drove past the packed lot the...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had an hour to spend here as part of a day tour of the park. There are 2 main areas, so we only walked the Porcelain Trail but it was simply stunning. Elevated boardwalks took you around most of the perimeter of the...More

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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
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