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Address: Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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An area of bubbling hot springs.

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A good boardwalk loop where a stream runs across thermal hotspot

A clean cool stream enters this hot spot and exits with scalding water from the many mini-geysers. It is an easy loop but the start/end is a hike down/up hill. It is halfway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A clean cool stream enters this hot spot and exits with scalding water from the many mini-geysers. It is an easy loop but the start/end is a hike down/up hill. It is halfway between Old Faithful and Mammoth. You need two days to see all three locations and a full tank of gas. We took water with us but not... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking was tight, but it was worth waiting for a spot. Absolutely stunning views of the geysers and hot springs!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the Norris Basin area was my favourite part of YNP. It is a vast area, and even though many people visit it, we are spread out along the boardwalk system and the number of geysers and other spectacles are carrying on all beside us. There are two parts to Norris, and both deserve a visit. Tip: go there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love these beautful basins! They're lovely to view! Be sure to bring your camera! Sometimes you can feel the heat coming off of them.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

There is not enough time to see and learn all that Yellowstone has to reveal to us. We enjoyed our stop here and here is why: You will see Geysers, Hot Springs, Fumaroles and Mudpots: All are active in this Basin. The variety provided gives you a greater understanding of the differences in what is happening here, right before our... More 

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Sicklerville, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife and I arrived at NGB around 8:00 in the morning, with temps at around 36 degrees, it was a unique experience with the hot steam mixing with the cold air to create an eerie walk along with boards around this area. I would highly recommend this during your trip to YNP.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

It may not be the most spectacular, but I wouldn't miss it. There are great overlooks of what is a very otherworldly environment. And the colors are different than elsewhere. It's larger than you expect and you will have to walk, down and up.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I love walking through this basin. Lots of unique features and enough activity to make the walk memorable. It is a lengthy hike with some elevation gain, but well worth it. If you use treking poles be sure to bring rubber tips for the boardwalks.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time therr, especially Steamboat Geyser and the ranger talk. It is a lovely area db interesting but not great if you have limited time.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

So I completely missed this area on my first trip to Yellowstone, as I had no idea how large/beautiful it is. DON'T MISS IT! Has 2 sets of trails/boardwalks, so set aside some time to explore it. Tons of beautiful vistas, pools, geysers.

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