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Firehole Lake Drive

Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
+1 307-344-2117
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Quick Drive To More Geysers

This one-way road is worth the quick detour just to get off the main road. There are several... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
Scenic drive in geothermal area

The Firehole Lake Drive is a 3 mi/4.8 mi one-way scenic drive in the Lower Geyser Basin. There are... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"great fountain geyser"
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"white dome geyser"
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"thermal features"
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"colorful pools"
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Reviewed January 31, 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.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

The Firehole Lake Drive is a 3 mi/4.8 mi one-way scenic drive in the Lower Geyser Basin. There are several pullouts along the way for viewing colourful pools and erupting geysers. My husband and I did this drive around 3:30pm on a Sunday in August,...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

A 1-way drive to several additional sites. Several places to stop and see various geysers. Worth the drive!

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

If you want to get close to bubbling springs, this is your tour. No buses allowed, so it's not crowded - especially in September. Fascinating, and beautiful.

Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We drove this road as part of a tour. The area is scenic and filled with thermal features. There are several parking areas, so visitors can explore the many hot springs and pools. There is a lot to see along this road, so make time...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This is a small loop drive that can be taken off the main road. It is definitely worth the time for the scenery, thermal features, and animals. There is plenty to see! There are boardwalks at all the spots so they are easily accessible. Some...More

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

This drive is a small jaunt off of the main road and is definitely worth the short time it takes to do. Lots to see and a there are plenty of places to get out of the car and check things out. All have boardwalks...More

Thank Allison S
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

There are some really neat looking hot spots along this road. It is well worth the side trip to see them. Make sure you turn onto Firehole road and check them out.

Thank Beth H
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Taking this drive not only offers beautiful views of the lake but many turquoise hot springs along the way. The Orange Mound Springs is a highlight of the drive and is absolutely other-worldly. You can do some great photography.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We drove this on 8/31/17. There are many thermals you can stop at and visit. The road is one way and takes you off of and returns you to the Yellowstone Loop road. Be sure and check out the Great Fountain geyser.

Thank Peter K
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Darla M
January 30, 2018|
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Response from CoCo Doug K | Reviewed this property |
There are thermal features here, including a geyser that likes to spray upwards almost constantly. I am not certain what you saw in the picture, but as far as I am aware, I haven't seen trains in Yellowstone.
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Betty M
March 7, 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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