Scenic Drives

Firehole Lake Drive off Yellowstone's Grand Loop

Firehole Lake Road is a 3-mile, one-way road off the Grand Loop between Old Faithful and Madison. Geysers and hot springs are visible from the road and boardwalk. Watch the time-lapse video of the drive.

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Yellowstone’s Firehole Lake Drive is a 3-mile, one-way side road off the Grand Loop located between the Old Faithful exit and Madison Junction. It has many geysers and hot springs that you can see from the road. There is also a boardwalk around the Firehole Lake itself, leading you to small geysers and springs.

Locator map for Firehole Lake Drive

Firehole Lake Drive Geyser Gallery

Firehole Spring on Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone
Firehole Spring. Photo by Gloria WadzinskiGloria Wadzinski
Sunset at Yellowstone's Great Fountain Geyser
Sunset at Yellowstone’s Great Fountain Geyser
White Dome Geyser. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
White Dome Geyser. Photo by Gloria WadzinskiGloria Wadzinski
Firehole Lake
Firehole LakeDeposit Photos

Some of the Thermal Features on Firehole Lake Drive

  • Firehole Spring
  • Surprise Pool
  • Great Fountain Geyser (erupts every 8-12 hours)
  • White Dome Geyser (erupts every 10 minutes – 3 hours, see eruption in video)
  • Pink Cone Geyser
  • Firehole Lake
  • Young Hopeful Geyser,  Artesia Geyser,  Steady Geyser,  Black Warrior Lake,  Hot Lake,  Hot Cascades