Norris Geyser Basin is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 7,465 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 138 feet. The Graceful Geyser can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Incline Geyser, Lambchop Geyser, and Collapsed Cave Geyser geysers, the Crater Spring, Congress Pool, Sulphur Pot, and Porcelain Springs springs, the Echinus Geyser volcanic geyser, and the Black Pit Spring hot spring.
Norris Geyser Basin Professional Reviews and Guides
"Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest geyser basin in Yellowstone. The highly acidic water has created a stark, barren landscape. Two distinctly different basins make up the Norris Geyser Basin. A loop trial explores each one, comprised of a series of boardwalks, paths, and overlooks.The Back Basin has several impressive geysers, including Ehinus Geyser, which erupts in intervals ranging from 20-80 minutes and shoots 70-125 feet high, and Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world, with 300- to 400- foot eruptions."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books).
"Yellowstone’s most hyperactive and acidic hydrothermal area is home to many extremes. It’s the park’s hottest and most volatile basin, hosting the world’s largest active geyser and rare acidic geysers. A leisurely stroll around the boardwalks provides an up-close look at the Earth at play, featuring a complete assortment of joyous geothermal exuberance. Trying to describe the basin’s ever-changing features is futile: Wander around to see what you discover, knowing that mysterious noises, new hot spots, and acrid smells await around every bend."
--Andrew Dean Nystrom, Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Wilderness Press).
"A 21-mile drive through high meadows and forests, by many small lakes, waterfalls, and fumaroles. Stop at dramatic Golden Gate Canyon for a wonderful overview before moving on to the travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs."
--Susan Springer Butler, Scenic Routes & Byways Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Falcon Guides).
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