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Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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An area of bubbling hot springs.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“longer loop” (8 reviews)
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Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of geyser areas around Yellowstone, and this might be my favorite (excepting the Grand Prismatic Spring) - it's packed with a lot of interesting features and you can really get out and hike to see a lot of different things. Parking...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yellowstone was really cool. This site is 5 stars all the way. Natural beauty, clean area, majestic - how can it not be 5 stars??

Thank msadler99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of geysers which seem to erupt at different times, so keep your eyes for something new. Nice walk on boardwalk around the area. The trail starts at the top so you start with a nice overview.

Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

these are some of the most amazing things that we have ever seen. the geyser basin has so many more geysers than i imagined, i thoguht there would only be 1

Thank robnkim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll also see some springs, colourful basins and geysers there. Good for tourists because of the wooden trails. Should enjoy this valley during sunrise or sunset. It turns the area into a mystic place.

Thank Jens F
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This area is very interesting and worth including on your visit. There are geysers, acid pools and many sights worth seeing.

Thank Carla B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This area has plenty to see so be sure to go there. It is easy to spend most of a day in the area. The view of the geysers is very interesting and a "must see" area.

Thank Arlene D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Of all the geysers, hot springs, and the like to see in Yellowstone, the Norris Geyser Basin offers the highest number of geysers, springs, vents, etc. over a large geographic area, all accessed easily by boardwalks. Even during busy weekend times, walking around ALL of...More

Thank WVJeff304
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Norris Geyser Basin is the oldest and hottest of the thermal areas found at Yellowstone National Park. Just 1,100 feet below the surface, temperatures were measured at 459 degrees. The boiling point at that elevation is 199 degrees. The features date back 115,000 years....More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Norris geyser basin was the first geyser area we visited in YSNP. If I had to do it again...I would have just visited the Upper Geyser Basin (Old Faithful). There are only so many hot springs you can look at, and after awhile they...More

Thank Famontherun
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