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Geyser Basins & Thermal Features

Geyser Basins & Thermal Features


Norris Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin is one of the most thermaly active and diverse geyser basins in Yellowstone. Norris is comprised of two sections, the Back Basin and Porcelain Basin...View More

Roaring Mountain
This hissing mountain of steam is the only thing like it in the park. Roaring Mountain is a barren hillside of thermal features called fumaroles. It got its name from the loud hissing and roaring that it makes due to thermal activity and could be heard miles away in the days of its discovery. Nowadays the roaring has quieted a bit but can still be heard if...View More

Beryl Spring
Beryl Spring, pronounced "burl", is a popular attraction just off the road on your way to or from Norris Geyser Basin. The water in this thermal feature is extremely hot, with temperatures being above the boiling point. A small parking area just off the main road is a good place to stop to check out this beautiful...View More

Artist's Paint Pots
The Artist's Paint Pots trail is so full of vibrant colors, comparable only to an artist's palette, it will be easy to see how they got their name. The short 1/3 mile trail begins at the parking lot just off the main road across from a wide open meadow. When the trail gets back to the paint pots, it climbs up a small hill to give you a birdseye view of the area and...View More

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