Yellowstone-Firehole Lake Drive Temporarily Closed due to Melting


Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park has been quickly closed due to a broken street floor.

Extreme warmth from surrounding thermal areas has prompted thick oil to bubble to the floor, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving situations on the favored, scenic street, positioned off the Grand Loop Road midway between Old Faithful and Madison Junction within the park’s Lower Geyser Basin.

The 3.3-mile loop drive takes guests previous Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake.

The street will stay closed for the following a number of days whereas upkeep crews make repairs. The date for reopening the street is unsure at the moment, and can be decided after crews assess the effectiveness of their efforts.