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Fly Geyser

County Rd 34 Fly Ranch, Gerlach, Nevada 89412 USA

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“insanely weird geothermal wonder”

Private property but tours are sometimes available - see comments. Fly Geyser, also known as Fly Ranch Geyser is a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Gerlach in Washoe County, Nevada. The Geyser is located in Hualapai Flat, about 1/3 of a mile from State Route 34. It is large enough to be seen from the road. Fly Geyser is a little-known tourist attraction, even to Nevada residents. It is located near the edge of Fly Reservoir and is only about 5 feet (1.5 m) high, (12 feet (3.7 m) counting the mound on which it sits). The Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon, and was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling. The well functioned normally for several decades, but in the 1960s geothermally heated water found a weak spot in the wall and began escaping to the surface. Dissolved minerals started rising and accumulating, creating the mount on which the geyser sits, which continues growing. Today water is constantly spewing, reaching 5 feet (1.5 m) in the air. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 30 hectares (74 acres). The geyser is made up of a series of different minerals, which gives it its magnificent coloration. There are two additional geysers in the area that were created in a way similar to Fly Geyser. The first geyser is approximately three feet high and is shaped like a miniature volcano. The second geyser is cone-shaped and is of the same approximate size as Fly Geyser. Like Fly Geyser, these geysers are continually growing. Fly Geyser is located on the private Fly Ranch and is accessible only by a small private dirt road. The ranch is currently owned by Todd Jaksick. There is a high fence and a locked gate topped with spikes to exclude trespassers from this private property. 

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Reviewed by
James Fisher

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March 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

Note: This is on private property, but the owners do conduct tours seasonally for $25-$50/day (head to Bruno's Restaurant in Gerlach and they've been known to put tourists in contact with the owners). Or contact these guys: http://blackrockdesert.org/friends/2008-1004-fly-geyser-tour

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Reviewed by
Liveoutsidethelines

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August 14, 2016

This property was bought by the people who do Burning Man and is in process of becoming a 365 day a year place of Awesomeness. http://journal.burningman.org/2016/06/news/official-announcements/we-bought-fly-ranch/

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Reviewed by
aspasia469

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July 07, 2016

How do i get in touch with the owners? Will be heading that way in a couple week!

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CurvesGentlemensClub

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August 23, 2014

looks awsome

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MickieJohnson

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December 01, 2015

Would love to see, would like more information.

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Fly Geyser

County Rd 34 Fly Ranch
Gerlach, Nevada
89412 USA

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