United States MGB - Firehole River

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Lewis Kemper

About This Spot

The Firehole River runs 21 miles from its source in Madison Lake to where it empties into the Gibbon River. The river flows through or by several thermal areas, receiving large amounts of warm water. This warm water, in conjunction with the cooler air of early morning or late evening, produces steam rising from the river. This location, in Midway Geyser Basin is one of the few bridges that cross the river, giving you great views looking both east and west.

From this bridge you have good views looking either southeast, or northwest depending which direction you face. Looking southeast you can see the runoff from Excelsior Geyser spilling into the river with rolling hills in the background. Looking northwest you see the river flowing out to the flat expanse that leads to the Madison Plateau.

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