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Norris Geyser Basin is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 137 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Hot springs

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Anwesha Pan
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Amazing. Boardwalk

Jimmy Team T
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Loved it! Boardwalk and dirt. Pretty crowded.

Jennifer Gorman
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Geysers, good leg stretcher

Jim Saraceno
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This place is amazing! It is a very popular spot so get there early or late to avoid the crowds. You can visit in any weather without missing anything so we saved it for a rainy day and wore raincoats. Steamboat Geyser has been very active this year and it will shower the parking lot with spray that can etch your paint and windshield. I hear a ranger say that it can be removed with a mile vinegar solution and it would also be a pretty cool souvenir. If you want to protect your car, either by a cheap car cover or park in the overflow area and hike in.

Michaela Denton
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By far my favorite geyser basin I've visited! So many thermal features! Definetly needs to be visited while you are in the park! amazing for photographs!

Gary Miller
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The Norris Geyser Basin is the most geologically active area in the park, and the features do change from visit to visit. In fact, the trails themselves are altered due to the changes in thermal activity. Visiting in the early morning hours, you may be treated with howls from the Norris Wolf Pack, which is very eerie in the early morning chill. This particular visit to the area was in late September, and the wet snow and cold meant I had the whole trail to myself (thank you Goretex), and it only enhanced the hissing steam vents, burping mudpots, and belching geysers. Several routes can be chosen, and it's probably about three miles total on the trails.

Elisabeth Lehr
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Very neat thermal features on an easy boardwalk loop.

Brando Roach
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Almost missed this one, glad I didnt

Breck Tuttle
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Fun area

art beyder
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SCOTT HENRY
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Afton Li
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Crystal Au
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Daniel Yanev
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Emily Maas
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Jenny Samad
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Keegan Aimesbury
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Roger O.
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Barbora Habalová
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Wasita Sinseree
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Duco Verschoor
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Daniel Neal
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Dawn Zhu
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Dwain Aidala
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Cedric Vercoutter
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Tim W
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Glady Bautista
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Justin Gaukler
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Robert Brown
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Daryl Belshan
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