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Fountain Freight Road

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 3.3 (9)

A family friendly tour of Yellowstone with awesome scenery and wildlife.


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4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

100%

Runnable

7,276' 2,218 m

High

7,187' 2,191 m

Low

94' 29 m

Up

32' 10 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Closed during winter months, check the national park website for information.

Description

The trail is an old dirt road that appears to be ground up pavement and stone. This trail is very flat and takes you through a scenic valley where bison tend to hang out all year.

Although it is outside of the main geyser basin area, there are still Hotsprings and thermal pools along the trail. One of which is Ojo Caliente Spring, only 0.8 of a mile into the trail. The gravel trail continues to head south taking you behind the Midway Geyser Basin and ending at the Fairy Falls trailhead.

The trail also goes by Goose Lake and the back side of Grand Prismatic Springs. There are numerous possible side trips on foot along this very leisurely run.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 9 votes

#2

in Madison

#20914

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  3.3 from 9 votes
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#2

in Madison

#395

in Wyoming

#20,914

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Photos

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring as seen from Fountain Flats Drive.
Dec 16, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Grand Prismatic.
Sep 9, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Grand Prismatic.
Sep 9, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
View of Grand Prismatic Spring from Overloop
Aug 1, 2020 near Yellows…, WY
A really hot spring! From Fountain Pot Trail
Apr 10, 2015 near Old Fai…, WY

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