We almost didn’t end up hiking Norris Geyser Basin because we were already exhausted from a day of sight seeing! But so I’m glad we did because this loop is different from everything else we did that day! There is such a variety of geysers and pools to see, and it was way less crowded than the more popular attractions like Old Faithful!
If you’re trying to see a number of attractions all in the same day, I would suggest doing this one smack in the middle of the day when everyone else is down in the Old Faithful area. We came across a tip before we went to Yellowstone to start with Old Faithful and work your way up north through the sights. This proved to be absolutely invaluable because the crowds get pretty thick later in the day in the southern attractions!
The Norris Geyser Basin is a loop that takes you through so many sights, that I lost count! It’s a total of 4 miles long and you can combine it with the Porcelain Geyser Basin, (and additional 2.4 miles) which shares the same trailhead as Norris.
One thing I loved about this geyser area, was the different colors in the pools, ranging from aqua to deepest reds!
This one was called Green Dragon’s Spring. It’s bright, pretty colors reminded me of a Disney movie – but for real!
See you soon for another adventure! We have several more adventures coming from the Yellowstone area, but I might just take you to Glacier National Park next. We did 3 hikes there the past weekend, and it was more than spectacular!