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Hayden & Lamar wildlife

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. A trail through Porcelain Basin reveals the barren beauty of rainbow colors, hissing steam and pungent odors. The more heavily wooded Back Basin is encircled by a longer trail.

Bubbling mud holes called Artist Paint Pots (bottom photo), just south of Norris Junction, can be viewed on a loop trail that passes hot springs and a section of forest burned in 1988.



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Above: Steamboat Geyser. Below: Hot Lake.