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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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We enjoyed this hike and the geysers. It is a loop which can be accessed by anyone. Don't go in the afternoon if it is extremely warm - no shade but really awesome views

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wilson, North Carolina
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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this hike and the geysers. It is a loop which can be accessed by anyone. Don't go in the afternoon if it is extremely warm - no shade but really awesome views

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spot was worth a stop but I would skip it if short on time. The view from the top was really cool but not really worth walking through. I didn't find much new here in comparison to the geyser areas in OF.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Norris Geyser Basin is an outstanding stop along the Grand Loop Road. There are 2 easy walks - Porcelain Basin (about 1 mile) and Back Basin (about 1.5 miles). Both are similar, so if you're tight on time walk Porcelain Basin. The boardwalk trail highlights hot springs, geysers, aqua pools, all pasted onto an eerie white landscape. Don't miss it!

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Thank Steve618
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The last stop for the evening and the most amazing. The ponds are very cool! Highly recommended, but I'll warn you now that these ponds stink....and I'm not just talking about the sulphur smell. One of the ponds in the back smell worse than a latreen...even makes you want to gag. However, seeing an entire pond bubbling is pretty impressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful is the best word I can think of to describe this. We went in the middle of the day, though, and trying to find a parking place was crazy. I recommend going as early in the morning as you can. They say it's even prettier at that time of day (plus I'm sure parking would be much easier). Definitely... More 

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Milpitas, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all parking is very limited and sometimes they close the road due to full parking spaces. And that happens with us we have to wait an hour to the nearest place. If you already watched grant prismatic area and old faithful area then you can just skip this one. Or take a glimpse from the view point don't... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is geyser basin. But I would skip it if I had limited time. I didn't find anything there which I didn't see in other places. . It was super crowded in the middle of the day and we spend at least half an hour trying to park.

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Beulah, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This gets very busy late morning and all afternoon. The earlier you can go, the more you will likely enjoy it without huge crowds. I went on a run around the entire basin around 6am and had the entire place to myself. It is great in the morning because with the cooler temps, the steam really stands out. It seems... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this area as there are two areas for walking (0.6 mi and 1.6 mi) and tons of thermal springs and geysers along the way.

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Agoura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has tons of active thermo things to see. Take a long slow hike and bring your camera. Parking is crowded, but there is tons of room out at the geiser loops. Be sure to stop at Steamboat geiser, and wait for it to spout off (3 to 12 minutes). There is no food available, but there is a... More 

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