Wyoming Attractions July 03, 2018
The Underrated Wyoming Spring That Just Might Be Your New Favorite Summer Destination
Wyoming is full of wonders, but many visitors never make it far off the beaten path. While Wyomingites are known for being adventurers and trekking for days through Wilderness areas, there are a few underrated natural wonders that sometimes fly under the radar. One such spot ins Afton’s Intermittent Spring. If you’ve never visited, you’ll want to add this one to your Wyoming bucket list.
Afton is a small town in the Star Valley that's known for
great seafood and an enormous Elk Antler Arch.
Just outside of town you'll find one of the most underrated natural wonders in Wyoming - the Intermittent Spring.
From the parking area, you'll walk less than a mile before you stumble upon this beautiful gem.
This periodic spring is a geological mystery. It cycles on and off, creating a beautiful cascade that eventually trickles off, before stating up again 15 minutes later.
When the Intermittent Spring is at full force, you'll be mesmerized by its power!
After a few minutes, the flow slows down, eventually to a trickle, and then no water flow at all.
When you notice the spring slowing down, head to the top and wait!
You'll quickly find the head of the spring. Seeing it come to life is a truly unique experience!
The Intermittent Spring in Afton is truly a remarkable natural wonder! Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon by these on again, off again falls.
You can find Afton’s Intermittent Spring off of WY-138 (
click here for directions to the parking lot). The best time to visit is late Summer through Fall, when the Spring is in full force!
For more of Wyoming’s most intriguing wonders, check out
6 Amazing Natural Wonders Hiding In Plain Sight In Wyoming — No Hiking Required
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