Old Faithful – West Thumb

Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road heading East from Old Faithful to West Thumb.

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Crossing the Firehole River
Isa Lake
Continental Divide
First View of Yellowstone Lake
Jct of South Entrance Rd & Grand Loop Rd.
West Thumb Geyser Basin Entrance

craigmapContinuing east on the Grand Loop Road is Craig pass and Isa Lake. Elevation here is 8,261
feet. Isa Lake straddles the Continental Divide and it’s water flows to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
West thumb geyser basin is one of the most beautiful in Yellowstone. On the edge of Yellowstone Lake it contains many beautiful hot springs and their runoff channels.
One of the most famous features here is Fishing Cone. It’s cone is surounded by the waters of Yellowstone Lake. It was reported that one could catch a fish and cook it while it was still on the hook.

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