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Firehole Lake Drive Open To Travel

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Date: July 14, 2014


National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior


Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

July 14, 2014                14-047    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015


Firehole Lake Drive Open To Travel

Temporary repairs have been completed, allowing Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park to open to travel.

The 3.3 mile scenic loop drive is located off the park’s Grand Loop Road, halfway between Old Faithful and Madison Junction.

This side road travels through an active thermal area with normally high ground temperatures. The addition of high air temperatures last week resulted in damage to the blacktop surface.

Park road crews removed some damaged sections of pavement and used a mixture of sand and lime to soak up some of the thick oil which had bubbled to the surface of the roadway. These actions have successfully mitigated most of the impacts, allowing the road to reopen to traffic.

There is no indication of increased hydrothermal activity in the area.

Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.

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mporary repairs have been completed, allowing Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park to open to travel.


Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.