Firehole Lake Drive

EASY 8 reviews
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Firehole Lake Drive is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is best used from April until October.

3.3 miles
154 feet
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving



hot springs



wild flowers


no dogs

Firehole Lake Drive is a 2-mile (3 km) drive that passes geysers, hot lakes, hot springs-even a hot cascade. From Fountain Paint Pot, drive 1.2 mile (2 km) south (toward Old Faithful) to Firehole Lake Drive. Firehole Lake Drive is a one-way road south of Madison Junction in Yellowstone National Park. The road passes several pools, geysers, and two boardwalks.

scenic driving
8 months ago

We drove to the Great Fountain Geyser on Firehole Lake Drive, which had just finished erupting and was spewing some steam and water about 20 feet as it finished its cycle. We spoke with a geyser expert, as she was knitting while timing the eruption and taking notes, one of several geyser watchers we saw on our journey. She had the Washington license plate “GEYSER." We also saw White Dome and Pink Dome Geysers along Firehole Lake Drive and drove through a seeping hydrothermal area surrounding Firehole Lake that looked pretty treacherous. The one-way drive came out at the Fountain Paint Pots of the Lower Geyser Basin. Don't miss this drive.

scenic driving
10 months ago

Easy drive for some scenery, with a few cool stops.

scenic driving
11 months ago

Nice side road to some different geysers.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

You need to take this trail. And try to hit it where you can see the fountain geyser go off. It's beautiful and we just happened to get there to see it. It's an easy drive with some neat pools/geysers.

scenic driving
Sunday, July 24, 2016

9 months ago

scenic driving
Monday, June 12, 2017

Friday, January 06, 2017