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“emerald spring”(13 reviews)
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An area of bubbling hot springs.
Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great area to explore and one you should make sure you do if visiting YNP. We enjoyed everything here, but especially waiting for Steamboat to blow! We visited numerous times during our visit forever in the hope of seeing it erupt and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jellybaby67
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Do the south part first it is larger and is impressive but the colours in the northern part are more so. When we visited the walkway was closed & non existent in parts so you could not do the full circuit. Nevertheless a very impressive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

If you have 1 day or more in the park this should be included in your list of stops. This geyser basin has the Steamboat geyser which is the highest geyser in the world if you're lucky enough to catch it. This area has pretty...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is one of the easiest to walk on the board walkways and it has little bit of everything - geysers, springs, blow vents. It is a large area and walking trails are around 2 miles, it will take around 2 hours to compete this....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sanjeev K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Okay, so Old Faithful is great, but did you know Norris Geyer Basin has a geyser that shoots higher than OF? The variety of pools and geysers and colors and landscape at NGB is outstanding. The trails are easy to hike and offer vistas from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GrannyB47
Reviewed November 3, 2018

one area of the geyser was shut so we could only go down one section. this was stunning. not as explosive as others but neither the less was stunning. the colours are more pastels and beautiful. the sulfur smell can be strong

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Nice stroll on boardwalks; so many different geysers, springs, vents and fumeroles to see. Incredible features here...don't miss this area

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KathyB127
Reviewed October 26, 2018

It takes about 2-3 hours to see the geysers here because it is a very large place. Lots of geothermal activity. It is worth the time to see it all. Be prepared to do a lot of walking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

The world’s tallest geyser, Steamboat, is here but is very unpredictable. It had just erupted 32 hours before we arrived! It has had several eruptions this year. It can go years between eruptions! There’s a decent path and/or boardwalk so you can tour yourself through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed October 14, 2018

So many geysers in this area of all different shapes and sizes. There was a small geyser along the boardwalk that was just showing off like crazy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 25, 2018|
Response from EdBannister | Reviewed this property |
A north geyser basin tour would be a tour of the north geyser basin.
July 2, 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