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Firehole Lake Drive

Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
+1 307-344-2117
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Not as crowded as other hot spots

The Firehole Lake drive is a great road around the geysers and hot spots. It doesn't get as rammed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry and Nicol... G
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Reading, United Kingdom
Great loop drive gets you up close

Take the loop drive and with the r8ght timing you can see a few geysers. But the big thing for me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Biztravr
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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+1 307-344-2117
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"great fountain geyser"
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"white dome geyser"
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"thermal features"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Firehole Lake drive is a great road around the geysers and hot spots. It doesn't get as rammed as some of the other sites. Go early or late and you will pretty much have it to yourselves. Lots to see. Get up close and...More

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the loop drive and with the r8ght timing you can see a few geysers. But the big thing for me was to see fire lake. Easy boardwalk trails to multiple stops along the way. With the hour to visit

Thank Biztravr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this short spur and at the very end of the loop is a geyser with bench seating like old faithful and much closer to the action. The parking is limited but its nowhere near the crowd of old faithful

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this drive & turned off in the interest of ‘doing everything’. Was expecting a scenic drive but it was more like a mini Old Faithful geyser basin but with no crowds. Really peaceful here with plenty of pullouts. Managed to see 3 geysers...More

1  Thank Deborah V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we were driving along the Grand Loop and ended up in a "buffalo jam" at one of the many meadows near Firehole Lake Drive and while at a stand still I began searching for roaming bears along the tree lines and what do I...More

Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all the times in Yellowstone, I have never been here. So it was a first and it was beautiful and scenic. A place I would definitely recommend to spend some time to drive this and get out and take in the views. It is...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is one of the places in the park where there are wide views, rivers, bison, and grassy plains. Unlike the larger treed areas (that have their own charm) and the geysers. This is an essential part of the atmosphere of the park.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

For some reason, not a lot of people take this short, scenic detour - so if you do decide to do this short drive, you'll feel like you have the place to yourself (even on a holiday weekend, which was when we visited). We were...More

1  Thank OwlYaDoing
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Cracking good weather to see this beautiful place. Stopped many times to photo buffalo and wildlife.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This one-way road is worth the quick detour just to get off the main road. There are several thermal features along the road.

1  Thank Rachel L
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Darla M
30 January 2018|
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Response from Hoben01 | Reviewed this property |
The firehole geyser check the schedule when it goes off. You actually sit alot closer to the geyser vs old faithful and there is bench seating
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Betty M
7 March 2017|
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Response from nyob | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Betty, I just got this, The boardwalk is very short, years ago there was a trail back from there for some distance but that is were the extremophiles were found for research and it is now closed. There are two... More
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