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Yellowstone National Park - Norris Geyser Basin


Location of sign - Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park


Photo taken June 2008

Norris Geyser Basin, Norris Geyser Basin Sign  


Text of sign:


Norris Geyer Basin



In this highly dynamic thermal basin, the earth's molten interior seems just below the surface.  Wander slowly and see colorful

minerals built up around steam vents and a rainbow of algae and bacteria thriving in hot water.  Look for evidence of ongoing 

change: dying trees on hot ground and crumbling mineral remains of once-active thermal features.


Two loop trails start here.  While not meeting Americans With Disabilities Act standards because of steep grades, some of the trails

in Back Basin and Porcelain Basin have no steps and are more easily accessible than others (see map).  All geothermal areas are

dangerous.  Stay on designated walkways.


Porcelain Basin Trail begins with a panoramic view of the geyser basin.  The trail takes you through a steaming landscape of 

small geysers, boiling springs, and colorful features. Longest loop trail distance is approximately 1/2 mile (.8 kilometer).


Back Basin Trail winds through forested areas and passes Steamboat Geyser, famous for the worlds highest (but totally

unpredictable) eruptions.  On the back loop, Echinus (e-KI-nus) Geyser erupts several times a day.  Longest loop trail distance

is approximately 1 1/2 miles (2.4 kilometers).


Use binoculars in the basin for a close view of colorful minerals, algae, and bacteria.  Protect all lenses from 

geothermal spray and steam.


Graphics on the sign


In addition to the text this sign features a map of the Norris Geyser Basin and a photo of from the Porcelain Basin Trail and another

from the Back Basin Trail.


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