Utah is known for it’s amazing outdoor activities, but did you know Utah has some amazing natural hot springs too? Natural hot springs are pools of water geothermally heated by the earth, many of which are rich in natural minerals, these springs or pools, have health benefits associated with them some of which are – increased blood circulation, natural pain relief, reduced stress, and sleep promotion. Who doesn’t love a day at the “spa”? Check out these Utah Natural hot springs below!
Crystal Hot Springs is located in Honeyville, Utah and was originally named Madsen Hot Springs. These springs have an interesting and unique history – it’s said that Native Americans used the springs in winter months as a camping site due to the natural heat. Currently guests can enjoy these wonderful springs year-round for a relaxing soak, or take advantage of the fun water slide. Pricing is as follows: Adults $7, Children and Seniors $5.
Homestead Crater is located in Midway, Utah. Scientists say that the crater began forming 10,000 years ago to eventually form this beehive shaped dome – guess Utah really is the beehive state! Guests can not only enjoy a warm soak in the pool, but can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, and paddle board yoga classes. Pricing starts at $16, and additional fees are added for equipment rentals.
Mystic Hot Springs is located near Monroe, Utah. These pools are rich in minerals which have built up to form beautiful rock formations. Fun fact: Mystic Hot Springs also has six large tropical fish ponds, and staff feeds the fish daily at 4:00pm. For $16 you can spend the day soaking up all those rich minerals, and the springs also have cabins available for rent as well as camping areas.
Inlet hot springs is located on the North end of Utah lake. These springs are surrounded by a park and nearby housing developments making them a popular spot for locals! Since these springs are not actively managed by a company (making them free and open to the public) it’s essential that guests follow the posted rules to ensure the safety and well being of everyone.
Baker Springs is located near Delta, Utah. Each of the three large tubs pictured can hold several people, and the water temperature is completely controlled by you! Two ditches carry water into the tubs, one with the hot water and one with cool water, allowing full control of the temperature. The best part about these springs – they’re totally free!
Meadow Hot Springs is located four miles south of Fillmore, Utah. The springs are technically on private property, but the land owner has graciously allowed access to the public. There are several signs posted by the main gate, with some rules from the property owners, and as long as the rules are followed the springs will continue to be available to the public free of charge. These springs are amazing for the casual visitor, but they’re also a hotspot for scuba divers. One of the springs stretches fairly far underground creating a small underwater cave which is perfect for a little extra adventure.
Fifth Water Hot Springs is located up the Diamond Fork Canyon, and is approximately a 2.5 mile hike with a moderate elevation gain from the trailhead at the Three Forks parking area. The springs are free and open to the public and the hike is well worth it as the springs are absolutely gorgeous!
We love learning about Utah’s hidden gems, and hope you enjoyed this brief look at the state’s natural hot springs. To see more of Utah’s natural wonders, check out our 7 Most Amazing Views in Utah blog post.