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Norris Geyser Basin hot springs

Norris Geyser Basin with Uncle Scott

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Norris Geyser Basin hot springsA few weeks ago my little brother paid us a visit. We saw Willie Nelson in Big Sky, toured Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone and played in the house. We had planned to go to the sheep run, but it was pouring rain so we stayed home.

Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, most acidic, and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. It is home to the tallest geyser in the world (which rarely erupts), colorful hot springs, fumaroles, and microscopic life.

A few photos from Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone.

Scroll down for details on planning your own trip.

Plan Your Visit to Norris Geyser Basin


  • Vault toilets and a few flush toilets
  • Norris Geyser Basin Museum and Information Station–exhibits on the hydrothermal features of Yellowstone.

    Open daily May 21–September 30, 2016: 9 am–6 pm
    October 1–October 10, 2016: 9 am–5 pm

    Bookstore: 10 am–6 pm

  • Boardwalk and dirt/paved trails– two loops, the shorter, Porcelain Basin, and the longer, Back Basin loops cover 2.25 miles. Both loops start at the Museum and can be linked together.

The Park Service has a list of things to do in the Norris area.

Can’t make it to Yellowstone? Take a virtual tour on the Park Service website.

2 thoughts on “Norris Geyser Basin with Uncle Scott”

  1. I’m impressed that you are wearing a skirt while your children are nearby. I have banned skirts from my wardrobe whilst I take care of small children. I’m always bending over, sitting on the ground, leaping, reaching, piggy-back-ride-giving, slide-riding, and all sorts of other things that are not conducive to skirt-wearing. You have a couple of helpers you can delegate childcare tasks to in these pictures, and I’m assuming that’s what made it all possible.

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