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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
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River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing...

River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers erupting.

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The Firehole River runs almost paralel with Route 191. You can enjoy the scenery from your car and just park and watch this magical landscape! It is so nice!!! There are no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Budapest
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548 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Firehole River runs almost paralel with Route 191. You can enjoy the scenery from your car and just park and watch this magical landscape! It is so nice!!! There are no words....

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Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right off the main road and so well worth it. Keep your eye out for the road sign as it's easy to miss.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very easy hike to the Lone Star geyser that followed the river. Very relaxing. We then walked over to see the cascades and followed the path to the top of the falls. Wonderful view.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

See some gysers up close. No crowds since busses and RV's are not allowed on this road. It is a one way loop road.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids and husband loved it so much we made it a point to go back again. They had a ball swimming and jump long into the Rapids. My son even jumped off the cliff into the water. There is a 250$ fine if you get caught. We did not know that at the time. There was a whole group of... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this little drive. The canyon is very pretty as is the waterfall. It is possible to stop and go down to the river's edge at the beginning of the drive. The waterfall area is a popular stop and is quite beautiful.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WE were there recently. Yes the park had a few fires but it did not diminish this great view. A definite must see if you are in the park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As we were traveling around Yellowstone we just happened upon an area in the west side of the park called Firehole River. You cannot go to this area if you are in an oversized camper because the road is much too narrow. The waterfall and rapids are beautiful. You can even park your vehicle and get into a shallow area... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip! The river is wide and relatively shallow here with something for everyone. My three year old waded in the shallows while I went out into the three to four feet (in July) central swimming area. There was definitely a current here, stronger towards the center, but nothing you cannot stand against.... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

My kids (10 and 13) said this was a highlight from the entire trip. Water is warm, however the current is a little strong in places. If you get in farther downstream you can swim and then pull yourself along the rocks into the first grotto where people jump in from the cliffs above. Keep going farther into another grotto... More 

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