Back Basin

ShareTweet Black Hermit Cauldron is a bubbling, steaming cauldron in the Norris Geyser Basin along the the Back Basin Boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park.  The Black Hermit Cauldron is located in between the Puff n’ Stuff Geyser and the Green Dragon Spring and set back a bit farther from the boardwalk than some of the […]

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ShareTweet Palpitator Spring is a much smaller spring than most hot springs at Yellowstone National Park.  It’s not a pool but more like a hole in the ground that palpitates like your heart beat from time to time.  It acts more like a geyser than a spring but was named long ago when steam created […]

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ShareTweet Minute Geyser is located along the boardwalk in the Back Basin in the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  Minute Geyser used to erupt every minute or so up until about 1902.  Eruptions reached as high as 40 feet while the main vent of Minute Geyser erupted regularly.  In 1902 a big rock […]

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ShareTweet Fearless Geyser is one of a number of geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin along the Back Basin Boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park.  Fearless Geyser resides inside a moderately size crater and has small eruptions from time to time.  The geyser can often be seen steaming and bubbling with eruptions that don’t go very […]

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ShareTweet The Monarch Geyser Crater is located in the Norris Geyser Basin along the Back Basin Boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park.  Monarch used to be a thunderous geyser back in the 1880’s that discharged thousands of gallons of water.  The geyser remained active until the early 1900’s.  In the 1990’s smaller eruptions once again began […]

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ShareTweet Yellow Funnel Spring is located along the Back Basin boardwalk trail in the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  Yellow Funnel spring is not like the hot spring pools more frequently seen in various places in Yellowstone.  It has a small vent that shoots water up a foot or two at times.  the […]

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ShareTweet Blue Mud Steam Vent in the Back Basin of the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park at times act like a fumarole (which is a hot steam vent) and other times it bubbles and overflows with mud.  Even when Blue Mud Steam Vent is bubbling away with clear to muddy water it never […]

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ShareTweet Green Dragon spring is a unique feature in the Norris Geyser Basin along the Back Basin Boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park.  It is most like the Dragon’s Mouth Spring in the Mud Volcano section of Yellowstone National Park.  green Dragon Spring is a bubbling hot spring that gushes water out into a pool in […]

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ShareTweet Puff n’ Stuff Geyser is an active but relatively unimpressive geyser along the Back Basin Boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.  Puff n Stuff Geyser chugs away constantly and generally has very small eruptions accompanied by a steady flow of steam coming out of the vent at the surface.  The […]

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ShareTweet Arch Steam Vent is located along the Back Basin Boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin At Yellowstone National Park.  As a steam vent, Arch Steam Vent is one of many fumaroles scattered throughout Yellowstone National Park.  A fumarole is neither a geyser nor a hot spring.  There is not enough water in a fumarole […]

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