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Firehole Canyon Drive

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Diverting!

There are a number of similar one way roads in Yellowstone just a little bit off the main road waiting to engage you! I'm sad we used to be able to take buses on them but no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jesse o
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a number of similar one way roads in Yellowstone just a little bit off the main road waiting to engage you! I'm sad we used to be able to take buses on them but no longer and I reluctantly support the park's reasoning, to slow down road damage. After you begin this road, above you across the river... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This parallels the main road and is one way. Be sure to do it, but check the direction as it's one way. Nice view of the canyon. Eagles!

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Thank JonnyDub
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

if you decide to try swimming in the firehole river here its not that warm but its not freezing either.

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Thank Carla Z
Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Our kids loved this drive. The scenery is magnificent, like the rest of yellowstone. We always make sure to do this drive.

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Thank Heaven L
Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a nice slow, one way drive through a small canyon with falls. There are very few cars and we saw a bison walking down the road toward us during the drive.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

great pIlace to swim in the wild! it was fun for kids to get out and move instead of looking at all the scenery!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Firehole Canyon Drive is a stunningly beautiful short drive along the side of the Firehole River with its breathtaking scenery. There are many places to stop and take photos of the river and its surroundings as it battles through its rocky path to and from the falls.

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This was a beautiful drive along the river. Plenty of spots to get out and take photos of the gorgeous scenery. Enjoyed the waterfall. There were a lot of people swimming in the river, but we didn't have time for that, but would like to go back and try sometime. Would definitely take this short drive again when in the... More 

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Thank Michelle W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The drive along the Firehole River Canyon is probably one of the most overlooked venues in Yellowstone. Do not miss this 2-mile drive! The scenery is spectacular. Every 100-200 yards provides a new and breathtaking view of this raging river and its numerous rapids and waterfalls.

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We loved cruising down Firehole Canyon Drive and would do so again in a heartbeat. We caught a her of elk and a nice vantage point for the falls on the Firehole. Just another gem within the gem of Yellowstone National Park!

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