Crystal Geyser

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Crystal Geyser
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RATING: Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours
MAPS: Green River, UT
SEASON: Any
Crystal Geyser is a cold water geyser near Green River. Due to it's unpredictability, it can be an exercise in patience. It can go off anywhere between every hour to 24+ hours! Even if you don't get lucky enough to see it erupting, it is an interesting place to visit.

Getting There

When dry, the trailhead is reachable in any vehicle.

To get there, take the east Green River exit (exit 164). Go south, then east (left) onto the frontage road that parallels the highway. After 2.2 miles, turn south (right) and continue 3.5 more miles where a junction is encountered. Go right, and travel about 0.5 miles to the geyser. In summer of 2007, this was well signed.

Route

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  Geyser  12S 574985mE 4310246mN

Crystal Geyser
The geyser is a large flat area with a pipe sticking out. Eruptions of the geyser have created a large amount of yellow flow stone as the water drains down to the Green River a short distance away. It follows common sense, but please do not put anything down the pipe of try and approach the pipe during an eruption.

Eruptions occur at unpredictable intervals, and for unpredictable lengths. If you want to see an eruption, the best plan is to camp near the geyser. Although camping is not great, it is certainly possible. The noise when it erupts is enough to wake all but the deepest sleepers.

Wikipedia has an article on Crystal Geyser, but it is limited.

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2 Comments

  1. by: palestrina7 2011-12-31 08:53:08.0
    One small correction to this set of directions. While the exit is indeed #164 it is NOT the Greenriver West exit but the East one. The west one puts you on the wrong side of the river, miles away. You can drive right to the geyser and it is on the bank of the Green River. Lovely spot to spend an afternoon waiting for an eruption, which can be spectacular, if you are lucky.
  2. by: ryancornia 2012-01-03 03:01:19.0
    Thanks, now updated. :)