7 Best Natural Hot Springs in Salt Lake City
Ever since ancient times, hot springs have always been known to have healing properties because of all the minerals they possess. Utah has some of the best hot springs that also offer on-site bonuses such as paddleboard yoga, waterslides, music festivals, and camping. Below are some of the best hot springs that Utah has to offer, but first, let us go over what a hot spring is.
What is a hot spring?
A hot spring is water that emerges from the earth's crust after been heated. Some water from hot springs is safe for individuals to bathe in while others are too hot for the human skin.
Hot Spring Minerals
Crystal Hot Springs
Location: 8215 UT-38, Honeyville, UT 84314
FIFTH WATER HOT SPRINGS
Location: Diamond Fork Rd, Spanish Fork, UT
MEADOW HOT SPRINGS
Location: 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, UT
Inlet Hot Springs
Baker Hot Springs
Mystic Hot Springs
LOcation: 475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754
The Crystal Hot Springs is known to have the highest mineral content spring in the world. Dr. Steve Simms; Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Utah State University, believes that the Crystal Hot Springs was once home to over 450 generations of Native American families. The last native people to reside here were the North Shoshone-Bannock and once per year, they return to the spring to tell stories of their ancestors.
The Crystal Hot Springs was formerly known as the Madsen Hot Springs which was established as a business in 1901. The spring gravity fed a pool that was housed in a large building. This indoor pool was canceled in 1937 because of a lightning strike that started a fire and burned the facilities down.
The hot spring pool is 4 feet deep and has slides for the kids. There are 3 restaurants within a 5-mile drive. These restaurants are JC's Country Diner, Arby's, and Arctic Circle Restaurant.
|Adult||Senior Citizens||Children (Ages 3-12)||Ages 2 and under|
Swim and Slide Pass
|All Ages (Must be at least 42″ tall)|
Wednesday nights from 4PM – 10PM
|Family up to 6(Swim only)||Family of 6 (Swim and slide)|
Winter Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-9:30pm, Friday 4pm-10:30pm, Saturday 10am-10:30pm, Sunday 10am-7:30pm
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-9:30pm Friday and Saturday 10am-10:30pm, Sunday 10am-7:30pmNo one is allowed to enter the pool area before or after business hours.
The fifth water hot springs are very popular and have Several soaking pools for everyone to enjoy. There are many different activities to take part in when you visit this hot spring such as camping, zipline, ATV, Events, Boating, Golf, hiking, rafting, fishing, and Horseback Riding.
These hot springs are located on private land so please be sure to read all the signs and be respectful to the surroundings. The water here is beautiful and stays at or around 100° Fahrenheit which is perfect for an evening of relaxation. Dogs are welcome and the location is open all year round.
Created over 10,000 years ago, this crater has heated mineral water that stays at an almost constant 90°. There is a crater tour that is well-loved and offers information on the geology, history, and archaeology of the crater for everyone who wants to know about the area before or after taking a dip.
The most exciting way to access the spring is through the dome-shaped canopy, but there is also another access point through the rocks wall that gives access to
Hours of operation
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|12:30pm to 6:30pm||10:30am to 6:30pm||10:30am to 4:30pm|
The hot spring water here stays at or around 109° and comprises of three different pools. There is one large pool which is the most popular of the three, this larger pool overflows into a medium size pool and then that medium-size pool then flows into a back pool. For everyone who prefers the lower temperature hot springs, the back pool would be the best choice as it is the coolest of the three but also happens to be the muddiest of the three.
The springs close at 10 pm every day and it is advised to not bring any type of alcoholic beverages.
This hot spring is located close to the Great Basin National Park and comprises of three tubs of water that gets its heat from a volcanic area known as Fumarole Butte. The first tub's water is lukewarm, the second is a bit warmer and then the third is very hot. You can bring the temperature of the third tub down by a few degrees with PVC pipes that channel cold water.
The spectacular rock formations at this hot spring were created from mineral buildup over a countless amount of years. Visitors have the option of camping at the available campsite on the grassy lawn area which is also tree-lined. This is the perfect place to build a campfire and to tell stories while eating a couple s'mores.
There are a total of 6 cast iron bathtubs and 2 concrete pools. To receive a perfect mineral water massage, sit by the shallow pool which is only 2 feet deep, and offers the best spot for a massage by the waterfall which enters the pool at the side.
As stated earlier, hot springs are a great way to relax and also a good source of a mineral bath. Hot springs are used by people of all ages to help with certain types of health conditions. Skin infections and irritations such as eczema and rashes are known to get better or feel better after taking a bath in a sulfur-rich hot spring. Sulfur has many healing capabilities and is known by many around the world to be a good source of help for people with arthritis, dry scalp, and also many other internal disorders such as digestive disorders and menopausal problems.