Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

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Probably the hottest geyser basin in Yellowstone National Park, Norris Geyser Basin melds pink, red, orange, and yellow, and bubbles at over 200 C (400 F). No plant, algae, or bacteria can survive in this environment; the acidic water gets its mesmerizing shades from mineral oxides. If you spend time here, you may see the largest geyser on the planet, which occasionally shoots out jets of water up to 116 m (380 ft) in the air. Start your tour at the Norris Museum, which features exhibits on the basin's traits, then walk along 3.6 km (2.2 mi) of trails, filled with hissing holes and pungent, steamy sights. With our world travel planner, Yellowstone National Park attractions like Norris Geyser Basin can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Norris Geyser Basin has beautiful colors and lots of geysers and hot springs erupting constantly. It is near the Canyon Village. 
    Norris Geyser Basin has beautiful colors and lots of geysers and hot springs erupting constantly. It is near the Canyon Village.  more »
  • More geysers and fumaroles and springs and colors and walkways and many many people with cameras and phones. 
    More geysers and fumaroles and springs and colors and walkways and many many people with cameras and phones.  more »
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  • Wonderful doable walk if your elderly or in a wheelchair Loved learning about all the geysers
  • Very cool. Steamboat Geyser was so cool!

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