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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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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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Can't say enough about Yellowstone!

We took our family vacation to Yellowstone this summer - And oh my goodness,,, I could write a short novel at how awesome this trip was. We stayed in the park for 5 days and our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 16, 2016
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Osprey, Florida
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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We took our family vacation to Yellowstone this summer - And oh my goodness,,, I could write a short novel at how awesome this trip was. We stayed in the park for 5 days and our boys (7 and 10) were occupied the entire time. We visited all of the major highlights in the park, especially the ones easily accessible... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a wonderful river that flows from Madison, through the geyser basins in Yellowstone. There's many areas to stop & fish, or just watch the river. Very wild & beautiful!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Great Loop Rd follows the Firehole River from Keppler Cascades all the way down to Madison. The major area around Old Faithful is the most popular, but the river has hot springs, geysers and pools all the way along it's length. There are often bison grazing along the banks. I was able to see 2 young males battling for... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The Firehole River was an amazing 2 mile one way auto trail that had you driving along the River with spectacle views. One on two swimming areas were within this drive and restroom near swimming. There were a few out swimming and jumping off short cliffs in the water. I didn’t swim, the ride was worth it as it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Okay, Beckler and Cave Falls are Fantastic, but if you are in the park this is the Best without a long hike. There are a couple of parking spaces on the one way loop, and even one or two on the main loop, but they are easy to miss, so enjoy the great drive along the Firehole

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We happened upon this while driving and it provided amazing views. We went on it twice so we could show it to another member of the family who didn't get to see it the 1st time.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The river has hot springs that run right up along the side of it. They are smoking. The water runs down into the river and it smokes for a while too. It's a pretty cool effect. Also I saw a couple bison. A nice part of the part.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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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