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Geyser Basins & Thermal Features

Firehole Lake Drive

Allow approx.
20-30 minutes for this activity

White Dome Geyser
White Dome Geyser Firehole Lake Drive Great Fountain Geyser viewing area Yellowstone Orientation Map

The one-way Firehole Lake Drive takes you through the woods and back to a place where hidden geysers and thermal features that can't be seen from the road, are found. Several pullouts and parking areas along your drive make it easy for you to get out of the car and take your time admiring these natural wonders. This is also where Great Fountain Geyser is located. Great Fountain Geyser is the only geyser not in the Upper Geyser Basin that is predicted at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Eruptions 100 ft. high shoot out from a pool of water in a magnificent display. The road continues on and squeezes between Firehole Lake and Hot Lake before taking you back into the woods where it eventually meets back up with the main road right across the street from the Fountain Paint Pot parking lot and boardwalk. Ample parking is available at Firehole and Hot Lakes with boardwalks leading you along the banks of the steaming water. RVs, buses and trailers are not permitted on this road due to narrow sections along the way. Pick up an Old Faithful Area Trail Guide at any visitor center so you can read about all the different features and stops around Firehole Lake Drive.

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