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“Firehole Geyser at sunset--most beautiful Yellowstone moment”

Firehole Canyon Drive
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Bellingham, Washington
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575 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
“Firehole Geyser at sunset--most beautiful Yellowstone moment”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The title says it all. Save this short drive off the main road for late afternoon, then watch the colors as the sun sets to the west behind the geyser. Which goes off every few days, but the eruption is not what you're there to see, it's the way the light plays on the rings around the geyser hole in the fading evening light. Stunning.

Visited July 2014
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“Scenic”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The drive is beautiful. The swimming area was cold, apparently the hot springs do not drain into the river now as they have in the past.

Visited July 2014
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Connecticut
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“Take a break for a swim!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Our kids think the highlight of our 4 days in Yellowstone was swimming in the Firehole River off Firehole Canyon Drive. It certainly isn't a private swimming hole (plenty of crowds) but the kids thought it was a blast. Some sort of water footwear is recommended. The rocks are slippery and tough to navigate barefoot.

Visited July 2014
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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“Do you know what "hole" means?”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We didn't. It refers to the old mountain men's use for valley. So this is the Fire Valley Canyon Drive. Guess what they have in this Valley. Yes...thermal activity. Geysers, hot springs, etc.

Visited August 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Worth the drive! Bring swim gear.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This was a very beautiful drive. There is a spot to pull over and look at the falls, but there is also a nice big lava flow formation to check out at the same spot. My wife was a bit nervous about the height, but we managed to make it to the swimming hole. There were vehicles lining the road, but we drove a bit past the stairs and found a small parking area that was only a short walk away. The natural swimming hole is gorgeous. I found the water to be comfortable (like an unheated swimming pool), but the kids were wishing it was a hot spring. Very nice place.

Visited July 2014
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