Firehole River Drainage from Madison Lake to Madison Junction

West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

Firehole River Drainage from Madison Lake to Madison Junction

Firehole River Drainage from Madison Lake to Madison Junction Professional Review and Guide

"From its source in Madison Lake, hard up against the Continental Divide under Trischman Knob, the Firehole flows northward to its confluence with the Gibbon. The source of the name is not clear. Mountain men often called mountain valleys “holes,” as in Jackson Hole or Gardners Hole.

The season opener on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend usually finds the Firehole at or near its annual crest. Its color at this time resembles tea brewed with pinewood tannin. The stream is very cold south of Old Faithful. The geyser basins pour millions of gallons of hot water into the stream. As a result, by the end of June the Firehole has heated up to the point where fish are lethargic."

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West Yellowstone
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Last Saturday in May to first Sunday in November
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Yellowstone National Park
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Jul 2018