It’s that time of year again when hot chocolate, toasty indoor fires, and hot springs become much sought after! We’ve always loved hot springs. In fact, we took a day during our honeymoon to track down a local favorite in Idaho. We also make sure to check the area that we are driving through to ensure that we are not missing any along the way while we are traveling. You could say we are a bit obsessed. But how can you not be! Utah has fueled our love for these glorious bodies of water. Here’s a complete guide to all of the hot springs found in Utah so this winter you can start marking some off of your bucket list!
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1. Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe Utah
These hot springs are in Monroe, Utah. There is not too much in the immediate surrounding area but it is still worth the drive to experience these hot springs! Mystic Hot Springs do charge an entry fee and swimsuits are required. If you are looking to make a trip out it you can rent cabins or RV’s that they have on their property for the night. There are several different tubs that they have and a large soaking pool so there is room for everyone!
If you want to see more photos and get more tips on your trip to Mystic Hot Springs check out the article that we wrote here!
2. Diamond Fork Hot Springs (Fifth Water Hot Springs), Spanish Fork Utah
These hot springs require a bit of a hike to make it to the top. We used the directions from All Trails and we didn’t get lost…so that’s a totally win for us. If you are looking to get there at a time where not many others will be there we would recommend early morning. The time that we hiked here we got to the parking lot by 7am and made it there by about 7:45AM.
There was already another small group there but for the most part we got to enjoy a bit of seclusion until about 9am. As we were walking back down the trail we passed hoards of other hot spring seekers so we were glad we got there when we did. Swimsuits are not required so if that is something you try to avoid seeing I would go either during the week or early morning before anyone else gets there.
I’ve written a full guide on how to find these hot springs here!
3. Saratoga Hot Springs (Inlet Park), Saratoga Springs Utah
For these hot springs it is easiest to search for Inlet Park on google maps and use the parking lot. After you have parked you will find a non-paved trail that connects to the parking lot. It’s about 1/4 mile before you come to the largest hot pool. If you find that there are already a lot of people there or you are looking for something a bit more secluded there are various smaller pools around the area. You just have to do a bit a searching 😉 Here are some more detailed instructions.
4. Meadow Hot Springs, Fillmore Utah
In the middle of a farmers field in the middle of nowhere it doesn’t get much better than that. Meadow Hot Springs is one of those local gems that never gets old. If you are looking for a unique location and an amazingly clear hot springs then this is the one for you! It’s so deep that scuba divers use it for training and practice! Please, please pick up after yourselves when you visit. The owner is gracious enough to continue to let us use it so please be respectful. Better yet, grab a trash bag and on your short walk from the parking lot over to the hot springs pick up some litter! Let’s all do a better job and keeping local gems like this clean so everyone can enjoy them.
5. Homestead Crater, Midway Utah
If you’ve ever wanted to swim in a crater here is your chance! Homestead Crater is one of those unique, once in a lifetime experiences so if you are in Utah put this on your bucketlist. You do have to pay an entrance fee but check groupon before you buy because there are usually great deals listed. They have snorkel gear that you can rent which was cool for a bit but it was a little too dark for us to see anything so we ended up not really using them at all. Grab your adventure buddy and make the drive out to Midway, Utah to soak is this hot crater!
6. Baker Hot Springs, Delta Utah
This is a local hot spot for the residents of Delta, Utah but they are more than happy to share them with outside guests! There are three large tubs that can accommodate several people so bring your friends! What we love about these hot springs is the temperature is totally controllable by you. There are two tubes that either fill the tubs with hot or cold water so you can create the perfect temperature that is right for you.
The driving directions are a little tricky to get here so follow these instructions. Once again, please clean up after yourselves! The locals do a great job of cleaning all the tubs and scrubbing them with bleach so they remain nice for all visitors. However, it totally should not be their responsibility to pick up trash. Let’s all do our part and keep Utah’s hot springs beautiful.
7. Crystal Hot Springs, Honeyville Utah
This is a nice place to stop if you are either driving to Idaho or back from Idaho. These hot springs are maintained so there is a entrance fee that you must pay in order to soak in them. For us, these remind us a little of Lava Hot Springs that are found in Idaho. This is a great place to go as a large group or family because there is so much room! For more information, you can visit their site.
We hope you enjoyed this article and have put several (if not all) of these onto your bucket list! Let us know which ones are your favorite! Bonus points if you share with us some hot springs that we have not yet discovered yet!
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