Fly Geyser

Fly Geyser Nature Walks

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Fly Ranch is re-opening with small group Nature Walks in Fall of 2020. Pre-register through TicketLeap to explore the scenic Fly Ranch property on a Nature Walk with two Docent volunteers.

Take time to experience Fly Ranch in small groups, maintaining a physical distance while making a connection with the desert and geothermic landscape of Northwestern Nevada. Walk slowly, take in the scenery, follow your interests on established paths around Fly Ranch. Nature Walks will last about 90 minutes. Participants will walk accompanied by knowledgeable Docents to learn more about the flora, fauna, and natural resources on the Fly Ranch property, along with some of the history of Fly Ranch and surrounding areas.

About the Walks: Friends of Black Rock-High Rock Docent Volunteers accompany visitors in small groups, exploring Fly Ranch over 2-hours. These walks around a portion of the stunning 3,800 acre property give participants an immersive experience with the vast and dynamic environment. Nature Walks start at the gate of Fly Ranch, near Gerlach, Nevada.

There are three Geysers on the property including the stunning Fly Geyser, a unique and iconic geothermal geyser that constantly sprays, depositing minerals, and enabling the growth of multi-colored algae on its surrounding natural terraces.

During the walks, we ask you to keep your cameras and phones tucked away. This is because we increasingly spend time in front of screens and on our phones. Let’s enjoy the land without distractions and be in the moment with one another. Docents will direct you on when is a good opportunity to take capture images or take pictures.

Nature Walks occur rain or shine. Wear long pants and sturdy closed-toes shoes during the walks. For insurance and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate soaking in the pools at this time.

Area Amenities: In Gerlach, there is a gas station, Bruno’s Motel, Bruno’s Country Club (restaurant and bar), the Miner’s Club (cafe and bar), and Joe’s Gerlach Club. The Friends of Black Rock-High Rock Visitor Center remains closed to the public at this time.

Lodging: You can spend the night at the motel in Gerlach, find an Airbnb in the area, camp out on neighboring public land in the area. Learn more about Gateway Communities.

Reservations: Tickets for this experience are donation-based. A deposit will be charged to your credit card to reserve your place on these limited capacity trips. After the visit, you have the option of donating all or a portion of your deposit in support of Fly Ranch, or receiving a full refund of your deposit. If you do not attend, the full amount will be considered a donation and will not be refunded.

Both Burning Man Project and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are nonprofit organizations. Your donations enable us to continue to offer walking visits and help fulfill our nonprofit missions.

Groups will meet at the time indicated on your ticket at the gates of Fly Ranch off Highway 34. Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes early for your Nature Walk to allow time for the sign in process, at the gate.

If you are interested in volunteering with this project, Click Here to fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire, or contact volunteer@blackrockdesert.org.

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For more information about the property and Burning Man’s Fly Ranch Project, visit: https://flyranch.burningman.org.

Open access to Fly Geyser is not available. PLEASE DO NOT TRESPASS. Fly Geyser is still on private property. Guardians remain on the property year-round.