Old Faithful to Madison Junction is a 16.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is accessible from May until September.
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Can I rate this with 6 stars?! There may not be a more intriguing 16 mile piece of road in the world. The amount of geothermal activity in this 16 mile stretch is absolutely unparalleled. Yes, there can be massive crowds (July and August especially), but when you see it for yourself, you can understand why. Avoid the crowds by visiting earlier in the year (May), or later. (September is by far the best month to visit Yellowstone in my opinion. Crowds are diminished and the elk are in rut.) If you're visiting during peak Summer times, get there really early in the morning to avoid the large crowds.
We drove along the Madison River to Old Faithful. It was beautiful and full of bubbling geysers that you could see along the way. Make sure to stop at Old Faithful and hike along the path. It goes for miles and there are plenty of incredible geysers along the way! Our favorite was Castle Geyser.
This drive promises to be one of the most unique you'll ever encounter. The amount of thermal wonders along this drive is unparalleled in the world. Stop along the many short hikes to check out these wonders.
Pretty drive, very busy with lots of cars headed towards Old Faithful.
Make sure to take the Firehole River road and go for a swim in the river
Probably the buisist section of Yellowstone. We tried the park at the Buscuit Basin, and the side road to the parking lot was jammed with cars. We cam back early the next day to find a place to park. But it is worth it, in spite of the crowds.
If geysers and Yellowstone are synonymous in your mind, this is the place to go! Heck! It's the place to go no matter who you are. I hate crowds, but the geothermals made them bearable. Perhaps I'd rethink that in the height of summer tourism, but May was nice, and I expect I'll really enjoy my upcoming visit for New Years! There are three distinct geyser basins, and the Grand Prismatic Spring is awesome - though the postcards with the aerial view show it can be even more amazing. All of the side walks are easy and worthwhile. A special "treat" was the unusual weather. In less than two hours, we experienced bright sun, rain, snow, hail and sleet. Wardrobe selection is not easy for this place!