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Porcelain Basin

Grand Loop Rd., Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Do back basin walk slowly

Don't rush See it all Do both loops Do it slowly take water no bathroom except at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
boatlover7411
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New York City, New York
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Almost as fantastic as the upper basin

I agree, if you have time for only one, go to upper but this one is also so much worth it! superb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
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Grand Loop Rd., Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't rush See it all Do both loops Do it slowly take water no bathroom except at trailhead Lots to see in color Lots to hear Lots to smell Lots to learn about volcanos Park ranger at museum answers all questions Do junior ranger program...More

Thank boatlover7411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree, if you have time for only one, go to upper but this one is also so much worth it! superb pools everywhere!

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Porcelain Basin is a section of Norris Geyser Basin that vibrates with steam, hot water and colour. It is also one of the most colourful areas in Yellowstone NP. The unique stark landscape of Porcelain Basin is the result of acidic processes which make the...More

1  Thank Ena G
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is located in the Norris Geyser Basin. The Porcelain side is 1.1 miles of boardwalk trail. If this is your first visit to Yellowstone, it's a must do. There's a large parking lot, but it fills up fast.

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stepping into Porcelain Basin is like stepping into another world. The landscape is extremely desolate due to the high temperatures in the region. On the other hand algae and bacteria thrive in the heated pools creating all sorts of beautiful colors. Stop by the Museum...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I prefer some of the other geyser/hot springs basin to this one. Here the overall perspective is desolation.

1  Thank A C R
Reviewed 6 October 2016

There are numerous thermal features in the Porcelain Basin and it is beautiful, but there are others that are more impressive.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My son and I stopped by Norris to do the Porcelain Basin area. Part of the boardwalk was closed last year for reconstruction. Lots of steaming and gurgling pools.

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This landscape seems from another planet. Has some of everything. From the steam letting vents to the spouting bubbling mud pots to the milky colors all blending together to make the most beautiful and striking images of a different planet in your mind. The walk...More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It is found in the Norris Geyser Basin, it offers several lookouts in different heights for panoramic views of the basin.

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
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