Norris Geyser Basin & Area Accessibility
Norris Geyser Basin Museum
Curb cut and paved trail to the museum.
Designated Accessible Parking
0.8 miles/1.3 km north of Norris Junction: Two accessible sites. Learn more about campgrounds in Yellowstone.
Learning About the Area
Area Trail Guide
Available for $1 from the box in front of the museum, this guide includes a map and descriptions of the hydrothermal features of the Norris Geyser Basin.
Offered in summer. Visitors attending programs at the campground amphitheater may require assistance. Learn More about ranger programs in Yellowstone.
Museum of the National Park Ranger
Wheelchair-accessible entrance; the boardwalk around the building offers views of the meadow and Gibbon River.
What to See
Norris Geyser Basin
Visitors using wheelchairs can see the steam and colors of Porcelain Basin from the museum and view Emerald Spring 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.
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.
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. Learn more about Obsidian Cliff.
3.8 miles/6 km south of Norris Junction, the lower portion of this colorful hydrothermal area is wheelchair-accessible. The upper trail to the mudpots is steep and rough, and not recommended for visitors using wheelchairs.
Last updated: September 7, 2018