Crystal Geyser Road (Little Valley Road)

Green River, Utah (Grand County)

Last Updated: 04/22/2022
4 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
Zoom in to see trails...
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.51 miles
Highest Elevation: 4333 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Green River
Nearest Town w/ Services: Green River
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Canyon Country District


Highlight: Crystal Geyser Road (Little Valley Road)
Crystal Geyser is a popular destination for off-roaders in Moab and Green River, Utah. Located only a few miles Southeast of Green River, Utah, Crystal Geyser is an example of a cold-water, carbon dioxide driven geyser. Geothermal activity is not involved in the geyser’s eruption. The tangerine, copper, and white colors deposited around the geyser’s base add a vibrant hue to an otherwise gray countryside. Crystal Geyser Road, also known as Little Valley Road, is the easiest and most direct way to the geyser itself. Several 4x4 trails meander through the rugged country between Moab and Green River and terminate at this very spot. One route, which is used during Moab’s Easter Jeep Safari, is called the Crystal Geyser Jeep Route. If you chose another route to the geyser, Crystal Geyser Road is the easiest way to depart the area.


Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY )

Read more about our rating system


1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Crystal Geyser Road heads to the south and goes under the interstate highway as it proceeds along. It begins at an intersection with the old highway that parallels I-70 to the north.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Green River, Utah

Take Interstate 70 to exit 164, Green River, Utah, and head North on Business 70 for 1 mile. Turn right onto Old Highway Elgin (heading East) for three miles. Crystal Geyser Road (aka Little Valley Road) heads south from the old highway.


Not allowed

Trail Reviews (9)

Questions & Answers (0)

Writer Information

Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
For individual use only, not to be shared.