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Firehole River

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers erupting.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice 2 mile drive along a beautiful river. In early June when we were there, it was closed to swimming as the water was VERY high. But there is lots of great geology to see as well as the gorgeous rushing river.

Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Park has a few of these side roads to explore and each is well worth it. Even in early June, it was hard to find parking -- go early.

Thank joheydon
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can not but stare at the savage nature of this River. It has carved a rugged canyon through hard rock and it has done a magnificent job. I have traveled this Park since 1964 and I still come to the Firehole River first.

Thank Garry N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This loop road is off the main road north of Old Faithful Village. It was so cool that we did it twice! It is a one way road with many springs and geysers. Great Fountain Geyser erupted while we were there. It's spectacular. Also Hot...More

Thank ohiowanderer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get away from the crowd with no traffic. We saw geysers and lovely pools without waiting in line.

Thank cityrider76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The narrow side road, a few miles long, gives you the best views of the river in its canyon setting. Otherwise, there are nice views elsewhere of the river out in the plains.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Firehole River has a lot of great features along it. One of my favorite places in Yellowstone is the hike along the Firestone River that starts next to Old Faithful. There are a bunch of geysers and colorful hot springs along the river. My...More

1  Thank jbg74
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

This area was one of my favorites in the park. Not as many people seemed to take this road right past Madison and we were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the river, the falls and the gorgeous canyons surrounding them. Definitely a must see!...More

1  Thank houstonnative47
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

As you drive south along the Grand Loop from Madison to the Old Faithful Center you will follow the Firehole River. Take the detour to see the canyon and falls which is the most picturesque section as it cuts through the canyon. Once out on...More

1  Thank Karrst
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

The firehole loop is a short, scenic beautiful drive or hike. the thermal features, particularly in the winter, are fascinating. in the summer you can fish it with good success.

Thank PWSl1950
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bpitsinger
May 23, 2016|
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Response from Andy K | Reviewed this property |
I may be mistaken, but as far as I know swimming is not allowed anywhere within the park. Having last visited in February, swimming was not on my agenda anyway.
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