Crystal Geyser, Green River Utah

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Crystal Geyser


Visitors come to Crystal Geyser for a chance to experience a rare example of a cold water carbon dioxide driven geyser. The area is also popular for its four-wheeling, mountain biking, and paddling.

  • Crystal Geyser is a rare example of a cold water carbon dioxide driven geyser.
  • The Crystal Geyser is located approximately 4.5 miles downstream from Green River City
  • Explore the area in an off-road vehicle, on a mountain bike, or from a boat.

Overview

Crystal Geyser is one of the only cold water carbon dioxide driven geysers in the world. The geyser is located approximately 4.5 miles downstream from Green River City on the banks of the Green River. The geyser is known to erupt to heights in excess of 60 feet.

Location & Information

The Crystal Geyser is located approximately 4.5 miles downstream from Green River City on the banks of the Green River. Green River city is located off highway 70 approximately 50 miles northwest of Moab.

Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-2100

Activities

Off-Road Driving: Crystal Geyser Trail
This 22 mile trail meanders along the banks of the Green River, treating drivers to views of the colorful area mineral deposits as well as Crystal Geyser. This is a moderate drive that is usually within range for most high clearance 4 – wheel drive vehicles. Route finding can be a bit tricky.

Mountain Biking: Crystal Geyser Trail
Crystal Geyser Trail is a 17.5 mile loop over pavement and hard gravel. The route is aerobically and technically easy and is a great warm up to the more challenging Moab area rides. Along the trail expect views of the Green River as well as classic Utah red rock.

Boating
Crystal Geyser is located in the Stillwater Canyon area of the Green River. Stillwater canyon is well known for over 50 miles of scenic flat water paddling.  If you're looking for a longer trip, consider including Labyrinth Canyon in your trip, to make for over 100 miles of paddling.

Fun Facts

Crystal Geyser is a rare example of a cold water carbon dioxide driven geyser. Unlike most geysers, geothermal activity does not play a role in the eruptions.


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