Chaffin Geyser

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Chaffin Geyser, named after the ranch that occupied the location for years, is another area geyser created by man when core drilling. A colorful small hole typically erupts every 2-4 hours during spring and summer. Pooling water around the mouth indicates an eminent eruption. The pressurized water shoots out of the hole to over 30 feet in the air. The geyser area also has old rusted cars and other remnants from the ranch, adding unique contrast to this colorful landscape.

The road leading to the geyser area is well-maintained gravel and sand. Once past the geyser camping and parking area, the trail becomes more difficult, with very soft sand requiring a 4x4. Near the end of the track is a large rock butte with camping nearby. At the very end, there is a campsite for one with privacy and brushy access to the river.