Monday, October 19, 2015

Crystal Geyser - Green River Utah


We arrived around 3:30 in Green River on our first day day of traveling to Albuquerque.  Since we were traveling with my 83 year-old mother in law, we broke the trip up into several manageable sections.  Basically driving for no more than 4 hours a day.

So our first stop was Green River.  Green River is a small town just north of Moab and south of Price.  With having several hours to kill before we could call it a day we checked the tourist rack at the Super 8 we were staying and discovered that there was a geyser just a short drive from town.

The Crystal Geyser wasn't too hard to find.  It did involve driving down a bumpy dirt road.  I had rented an all-wheel drive Santa Fe and it met with the challenge of the road.

After about 15 minutes of driving (and some nervous back seat drivers who thought we were going to get lost in the middle of the desert) we came across the Crystal Geyser.  

The geyser erupts every 12 - 16 hours and is a rare cold water geyser.  From the looks of it, it seemed like it had erupted a short while before we got there.  There was still some water trickling down to the banks of the mighty Green River.

The area around the geyser had been built up with sediments and was an interesting color and texture.  I wound up taking a bunch of different pictures from various angles and it was just a beautiful day.

It looks like the locals go fishing there as well.

Enjoy the photos:

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