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Okay it's not Old Faithful, but it does not profess to be. This little town has its own pretty impressive geyser and atop a hill of mineral deposits. The geyser has a valve (no kidding) so it blows every hour on the hour. That makes...More
This might be an okay place if it actually worked. We took a drive because the longer than usual winter left snow blocking our original plans. We ate our packed lunch at the tables nearby. There are public restrooms that are functional but not clean...More
We went at 11:00am on a Sunday. We waited until quarter after and nothing happened. We were told that the timer for the geyser was broken. There were no signs telling us or the other groups that it wasn’t working and the city website does...More
I like geysers and the history of this one was interesting to learn. Worth a stop! The geyser is on a timer and it erupts for about five minutes. The walk around the geyser up to the observation deck is pretty and not too long.
We were headed to Soda Springs to search for Wagon wheel ruts and Hooper Springs. We passed by as this was going off. We pulled over to watch and then went into the visitor center nearby (which was full of good info for the surrounding...More
We got here by accident driving to Wyoming.
The locals were trying to get a hot pool for the city and tourists about 100 years ago. So they drilled . And got a geyser. But the water is hard and will clog the pipes as...More
Response from jesseo582 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that they do not but I saw variance from their advertised norm in April when it went 7 minutes after the top of the hour. It's conceivable it went off early or you weren't there right at the hour change... More
My understanding is that they do not but I saw variance from their advertised norm in April when it went 7 minutes after the top of the hour. It's conceivable it went off early or you weren't there right at the hour change? Still, it should have erupted for several minutes. There is a lot of very hard water mineral encrustations going on. Perhaps it needs some maintenance, since its predictability is not a natural feature as in old faithful, which, while not on a timer, erupts outside of its twenty minute predicted window 10% of the time.
At Orlando, the "fire river geyser" is utterly artificial unlike the result of naturally occurring gas pressure driving soda springs so I'm certain it needs to be fine tuned at times as well.