Fly Geyser, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Planning a trip to Fly Geyser? Take our advice and don’t get too close. The water that spurts from the cone-like mound is captivating, for sure. It’s also hot — often exceeding 200C — and extremely dangerous. Be sure to be safe and always keep your distance. Exercise caution and this makes for an awe-inspiring experience. Travelling here is like stepping into another world, where unusual rock formations abound and unique colours catch the eye. Trust us on this one: you need to take that trip.
Formed in 1916, when a team drilling for water penetrated a geothermal source deep beneath the desert surface, Fly Geyser has drawn those with an eye for the alien ever since. The thermophilic algae that thrives in the hot waters here has stained the surrounding rocks in multiple colours. It makes for a unique landscape that can be found nowhere else on Earth.