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Back Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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A beautiful blue

Supposedly there is in the Back Basin a geyser that is the tallest in the world. It's quite hard to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
Geysers away from the crowds

It is easy in Yellowstone to get geyser overload, as there is so many choices. However each area is... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
OziDiver
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Supposedly there is in the Back Basin a geyser that is the tallest in the world. It's quite hard to find it. I certainly didn't find it. However, I did find some beautiful pine trees. Wow! What intrigued me the most was the Emerald Spring,...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is easy in Yellowstone to get geyser overload, as there is so many choices. However each area is a little unique. The Back Basin is the lower area of the Norris Geyser Basin. There is plenty of parking and a short walk down to...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is the "back country" part of the Norris Geyser Basin. The trail is partly boardwalk with stairs. It's 1.75 miles. It includes Steamboat Geyser & Green Dragon Spring. We took this trail last in 2001 on our first trip to Yellowstone. It's definitely worth...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It includes the Steamboat geyser, it sports fumaroles, hot springs, geysers and you can admire the new growth pine trees interspersed with the old pine trees that obviously died in a forest fire.

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Back Basin is another wonder to view when in the Yellowstone National Park. The wonders of God's work when in Yellowstone.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

This is a lengthier trail at the Norris Geyser Basin. It's a pretty warm walk. The geysers on this trail are pretty spread out and nothing special. However, it is worth it to walk about .3 miles to Steamboat Geyser and then turn around. It...More

Thank RileyAnn
Reviewed 14 August 2011

This is a nice 1.5 mile hike around geysers and hot springs. If you enjoy the hydrothermal features, this is loaded and has the world's largest geyser. However, Steamboat geyser hasn't erupted since 2005. If you plan to visit Norris, definitely do it before you...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2016
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Reviewed 9 March 2016
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Reviewed 28 October 2013
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