Norris Geyser Basin

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

Norris Geyser Basin - Review

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 Information

  • 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 by Public Transport

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Norris Geyser Basin

  • Norris Geyser Basin Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, United States
  • Norris Geyser Basin Contact Number: +1-3073447381
  • Norris Geyser Basin Timing: 24-hrs
  • Norris Geyser Basin Price: Free
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Norris Geyser Basin

  • 95% of people who visit Yellowstone National Park include Norris Geyser Basin in their plan

  • 39.45% 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, Thursday and Saturday

90.44% 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

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  • With all the news around Steamboat Geyser we had to make this stop and see in person. We headed out on the Back basin trail and were quickly at Steamboat. No large venting but there was definitely activity going on. A walk along the trail leads you past many geothermal areas that all have their own unique look. Some are quite smelly, suffer like rotten eggs. There is a boardwalk and a few trails with some changes of elevation. An easy walk if you are able. We also did a little stroll in Porcelain Basin but it was getting late and we were all hungry. There is plenty to see from the beginning of the trail though.

  • Loved it! Various geyser and hot springs. Two main hikes to see the whole area, helpful park rangers. Also has a small museum to educate little kids about volcanoes.

  • One of my favorite places in the park. Not as crowded as the rest. If you like this one the you will also like Black Sands Basin.

  • Fantastic hydrothermal features and views. We saw bison crossing the basin at sunset. We loved the less trafficked walk to Steamboat gyser, saw vixen erupting. Fabulous!

  • Spectacular geysers. It gets crowded very fast, so plan your trip wisely.

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