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Norris Vicinity Accessible Features


Norris Geyser Basin Museum
Curb cut and paved trail to the museum.

Geyser Basin: Restroom building across from accessible parking; accessible vault toilets in the parking area.
Campground: At the entrance.

Designated Accessible Parking
Geyser Basin: At the trail entrance.
Ranger Museum: In front.

0.8 miles/1.3 km north of Norris Junction:
Two accessible sites.


Area Trail Guide
Available for 50¢ from the box in front of the museum, this guide includes a map and descriptions of the hydrothermal features of the Norris Geyser Basin.

Ranger-led Programs
Offered in summer. The schedule is in the park newspaper, Yellowstone Today, on the website, and posted around the Norris area. Visitors attending programs at the campground amphitheater
may require assistance.

Museum of the National Park Ranger
Wheelchair-accessible entrance; the boardwalk around the building offers views of the meadow and Gibbon River.


Norris Geyser Basin
Visitors using wheelchairs can see the steam and colors of Porcelain Basin from the museum and view Emerald Pool nearby. But wheelchair travel into Porcelain and Back basins is difficult due to stairs, steep inclines, and uneven ground. Visitors using manual wheelchairs may require assistance; motorized wheelchairs may not have enough power. Consult the area trail guide or ask a ranger to recommend routes.

Roaring Mountain
4.9 miles/7.9 km north of Norris Junction, Roaring Mountain is a large, acidic hydrothermal area (solfatara) with many fumaroles. Large pullout; exhibit is wheelchair-accessible.

Obsidian Cliff
8.4 miles/13.6 km north of Norris Junction, this National Historic Landmark can be viewed from a large pullout, which also features an accessible historic exhibit.

Artists Paintpots
3.8 miles/6 km south of Norris Junction, the lower portion of this colorful hydrothermal area is wheelchair-accessible. The trail to the mudpots is steep and rough, and not recommended for visitors using wheelchairs.

Did You Know?

Fishing Bridge.

You cannot fish from Fishing Bridge. Until 1973 this was a very popular fishing location since the bridge crossed the Yellowstone River above a cutthroat trout spawning area. It is now a popular place to observe fish.