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Norris Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
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I was very surprised to discover that this area of Yellowstone was actually quite crowded. Each time we drove by the parking area, it was guarded by barriers stating that the lot was full. Either the lot was very small or it was very crowded. In another story, I talked about the hike here. Once you actually get to the Norris Geyser basin, you will find boardwalks filled with people going around to the various areas here. There are a lot of different types of things to see in this thermal area and there are informational signs. This is the hottest area of the park, so please for the love of pete, do not stick your hands in the water here!
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Points of interest

Grand Loop Road
The main road that runs through this area of the park
Canyon Campground
This is the closest built up area in the park. Gas, groceries available here.
Mammoth
Though Yellowstone is in three states, the official address is in this town
Medusa Spring
This hot spring is between back basin and norris geyser basin.
Yellow Mud Pool
Doesn't look as yellow as some pictures on the internet
Monarch Geyser
This geyser is closer to the loop hike that leads to the basin area.
Forgotten Fumarole
This cool geothermic feature is a steam vent that is fun to watch.
Ledge Geyser
The second largest geyser in the Norris Gerser Basin area.
Norris Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin
This area was so cool. It's the hottest area in the park, so stay on the sidewalks. Very crowded here.
Yellowstone National Park
This National Park is always very busy, as it is one of the most popular,

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