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Firehole Canyon Drive

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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DeWitt, Michigan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Near Madison Junction, is a 2 mile scenic spur road called Firehole Canyon Drive. Following the river, the narrow, one-way paved road twists through the canyon. The highlight for many is Firehole Falls (40’ high). There is a swimming hole (one of two safe and legal swimming places in YNP). A wooden stairway takes you down closer to the river... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This diversion off of the main road between Old Faithful and Madison Junction is lesser traveled. But we saw several sites that were so worth the side trip: Firehole Geyser, plus several geysers that were very active and so few tourists. We happened to see many bison in this area over the years.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is the one-way drive worth taking past the Firehole Falls just south of the Madison Information Center. Narrow, paved road but adequate turnouts to stop and see the falls in the forest.

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Dallas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed this drive so much that we did it two days in a row! It is short but truly spectacular! We stopped at the swimming hole the second trip and walked down the steps to get closer to the water. Some boys thought about swimming but backed out.

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Layton, Utah, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Fire Hole Falls Road drive isn't what it used to be ... When I visited in October of 2012, there was plenty of parking available for a dozen or so cars at the "swimming hole" area. Now, probably thanks to road damage, there is NO safe Parking at all, as of Oct. 7, 2014. Back in July of 2014,... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There is limited parking here, but it’s a great drive and a great way to connect with nature. The Firehole River flows through this scenic canyon and there are usually a few tourists taking a dip here. The road is one-way so that makes it a little safer but it is a narrow road. Close to the end of the... More

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Madera, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Don't miss this one way tour. It is very pretty great for taking some memorable pics. You do pass by Firehole Falls, so stop and get out and have a look see. A bonus is that the incessant and irritating large tour buses are forbidden on this drive, Yes !

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Firehole Canyon Drive is a beautiful side drive off the main road. You can only enter it one way heading south from Madison toward Old Faithful. Definitely the way to go if you are driving that direction. Watch out for slow cars and cars pulled to the side.

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A fairly short drive off of the main road takes you along the firehole river and falls. The falls are pretty amazing though the narrow canyon often makes for a dark view.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

its a beautiful driving loop. Might see wildlife. won't require much time. There are other scenic loops too .

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