Field Trips - Geology Rocks!

Field trip: Geology Rocks!

Field Trips - Geology Rocks! - Flaming Geyser State Park

MORNING FIELD TRIP Join Geologist Lara Linde for these optional field trips to learn about the geology of our area.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 450 ft


We will be offering this Field Trip Twice on this day - this is the morning field trip

Hike along the Green River and learn about what geologic conditions created the famous Flaming Geyser, what makes the Bubbling Geyser white, and look for coal seams in outcrops along the trail.  It has been decades since I have been here but looking forward to seeing how the area has changed.


Flaming Geyser State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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