Norris Geyser Basin

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  • Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, United States
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-3073447381
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Geological Formation, Family And Kids, Nature, Volcano

The Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and the most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. Many hot springs and fumaroles can be found in the basin. Most of them have temperatures above the boiling point! Very volatile, the Norris Geyser Basin is part of one of the world's largest active volcanoes. To add to that, it sits on the intersection of three major faults!  Due to its volatile nature, new hot springs and geysers appear at the Norris every year. Nature at its chaotic best, some features in the Norris Geyser Basin can undergo dramatic changes within minutes. For example, clear pools can become muddy and start boiling! A must visit for the more daring soul.  

Norris Geyser Basin Travel Tips

  • Go on a guided tour of the place.
  • It is illegal to collect any natural or cultural objects or to remove, deface, or destroy any plant, animal, or mineral in Yellowstone's hydrothermal areas.
  • Don't throw objects into any of the features.
  • Carry drinking water with you.
  • Only entry fees to the Yellowstone National Park apply.

How to Reach Norris Geyser Basin

  • The National Park has no bus or shuttle service. Travelling on your own vehicles or rented ones like RVs, Vans, Cars, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Mopeds is recommended. 

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  • Norris Geyser Basin Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, United States
  • Norris Geyser Basin Contact Number: +1-3073447381
  • Norris Geyser Basin Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Norris Geyser Basin(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Norris Geyser Basin: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 86.35% of people who visit Yellowstone National Park include Norris Geyser Basin in their plan

  • 74.54% of people start their Norris Geyser Basin visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Norris Geyser Basin

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

93.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Norris Geyser Basin

People normally club together Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring while planning their visit to Norris Geyser Basin.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Norris Geyser Basin Reviews & Ratings

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  • Steamboat Geyser is by far the most amazing of them all. We we're lucky enough to catch the eruption and aftermath of off-venting. What an incredible experience. Feeling the raw power of the Yellowstone Caldera.

  • The Norris Back Basin is a large area with decks surrounding it for the purpose of viewing in a safe manner. Mud pots and geysers are melting hot and can burn flesh so one must be very careful. It was a beautiful hike through the woods around the area while it was snowing and sleeting today, a virtual winter wonderland and we enjoyed the experience tremendously.

  • Lots of geysers, fumaroles and hot springs. The smell of brimstone (Sulphur) is heavy in the air. Definitely a good place to see and learn about geothermal features and how it transforms the landscape.

  • Really good experience. There is parking below the formations and above the formations. The parking above the formations has a nice drive of approximately one mile going through a one-way Road. Only cars are allowed on this one way Road and the upper parking.. No trucks or RVs or trailers.

  • Norris geysers are really beautiful. Steam erupted on 17th September at 11:43 PM and you can see lots of sign in parking lot for vehicles that it will damage the paints. It seems its going to erupt soon again.

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