Fifth Water Hot Springs (Diamond Fork Hot Springs)
Do I dare say it… this may be my top pick for the best hike and hot springs in Utah 🙊 Let me explain, or better yet, show you why!
Don’t get lost! Follow the directions from this website and not the generic google search address. The directions from alltrails will take you directly to the trail head where there is free parking and a bathroom.
The trail is about 2.5 miles there and then 2.5 miles back. I have never been to Oregon but for whatever reason I felt like I was there throughout the hike!
What to bring:
Water, snacks, change of clothes, towel, and good hiking shoes!
If you are going on a weekend make sure to get up early! We got to the trail head around 7:30am and made it to the hot springs by 8am. We were only able to sit up there for about 30 mins before more than 50 people came hiking up. If you go during the week I am sure it would be alright to sleep in a little bit. But why would you do such a thing and miss the sunrise while relaxing in the hot springs!?
There will be naked bodies up there in the early morning. If that sort of things bothers you then maybe pick a more popular time to go.
There are some pretty large boulders near the hot springs that you can change behind once you’re done because we all know it’s terrible walking long distances in wet clothes.
Let me know if you end up going and exploring these hot springs!