Firehole Lake Drive [CLOSED] 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 scenic driving and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

scenic driving

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. 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

Some neat things to see along this little side road. Worth the short detour from the main road.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Be sure to stop at the trailhead and enjoy a short walk

hiking
9 months ago

nice drive with a lot to see! best part is there's no traffic

hiking
10 months ago

Easy drive. Nice geyser features, but we missed all eruptions. But it was still well worth going with the beautiful geysers. Not overly busy, which is good, since there were few places to park.

hiking
Fri May 31 2019

Beautiful drive with nice pull offs!! If you wait 30 min you can see the white dome geyser go off ! **there seems to be a dead bison right off the side of the road before fire hole lake area, keep a look out for bears or other animals as they can be very territorial over meals**

Sat Jan 12 2019

Much less crowded than the rest of the park with some unique features in here.

Sat Jul 14 2018

nice drive and not busy.. the cone geyser was a first!

scenic driving
Wed Oct 11 2017

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
Wed Sep 06 2017

Great drive with several opportunities to see geo-thermal activity up close. A must drive.

scenic driving
Fri Jul 28 2017

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

scenic driving
Thu Jul 20 2017

Nice side road to some different geysers.

Sat Jun 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
Sun Aug 07 2016

Great little drive past some more geysers. It is less crowded than many of the other geothermal areas.

scenic driving
Sat Jul 24 2010

Short loop that doesn't take long to drive

hiking
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hiking
Tue May 28 2019

hiking
Mon Dec 17 2018

hiking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Sun Aug 27 2017

scenic driving
Mon Jun 12 2017

snowshoeing
Fri Jan 06 2017