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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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"swimming hole"
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"nice temperature"
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"going south"
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"water shoes"
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"bison"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank jbg74
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank houstonnative47
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Reviewed 27 February 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

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 19 February 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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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This river runs along the Grand Loop Road between Madison Junction and Old Faithful on the west side of the park. It has a swimming hole along Firehole Canyon Drive.

1  Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

There are several beautiful places on the Firehole. In the north, the mouth of the river is where it joins up with the Madison River (near the confluence of the Gibbon River) and you can take the Firehole Canyon Drive loop (off the Grand Loop...More

1  Thank Lisamarie1138
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This river, like so much of the park, is extraordinarily scenic. On a recent visit to the park, we enjoyed so much watching people fishing the river with bison rambling around them. My sense is that you'd better stake out a spot early if you...More

Thank JJTOH
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Firehole River parallels the portions of the road between Madison and Old Faithful. A stop at a picnic area for lunch was rewarded by seeing a large Trumpeter Swan float by. Quiet and peaceful, a great place to kick back for awhile and watch...More

Thank TractorDoc76
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a beautiful drive off the beaten path away from many of the crowds. The falls and river are beautiful...there is even a swimming spot nested back in on this drive.....take time to enjoy and hike a bit here...

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite parts of Yellowstone. Start at Old Faithful and hike/drive your way through miles of beautiful country, waterfalls and Geyser basins. Take your time and experience the beauty of this part of Yellowstone.

1  Thank Kevin M
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bpitsinger
23 May 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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