Yellowstone, Canyon Village

Norris Porcelain Basin

MUSTGeothermal valleysGeothermal poolsEpic viewsWalking trailsGeysers

Norris Porcelain Basin is one of the most unique and colorful thermal areas in Yellowstone. The basin contains a variety of hydrothermal features, including geysers, hot springs, and mud pots. The colors of the features are due to the presence of thermophilic (heat-loving) microorganisms that thrive in the extreme conditions.

The Porcelain Basin is easily accessible via a series of boardwalks, and visitors can get up close to the various features, including the world-renowned Steamboat Geyser. The geysers here are especially noteworthy, as they are some of the hottest and most acidic in the park. The basin can be quite smelly due to the sulfur gases released by the hydrothermal features.

Overall, Norris Porcelain Basin is a must-see destination for visitors to Yellowstone. Its unique features and colors make it a truly remarkable experience.