Are there hot springs in Utah? Hell yeah there are! In this guide we will map out the best hot springs in Utah you simply HAVE to visit!
Utah is famous for its many natural wonders, most notably its ski slopes, stunning national parks, and of course, the Great Salt Lake. One outdoor recreation it isn’t often associated with, however, is its beautiful natural hot springs throughout the state.
Aside from its famous national parks, I had never considered Utah as much of a travel priority. But when a friend mentioned several hot springs to visit on my recent road trip, Utah became an exciting destination for me. There are loads of free hot springs in Utah which gave me even more of a reason to visit (it wasn’t going to cost me a small fortune!)
Recently, I visited the Utah springs and the experience was better than I imagined. I plan to take future road trips to more of these destinations, especially as the weather cools down. What’s better than enjoying some Type 2 fun hiking through snowy terrain and then soaking in natural geothermal springs?
Whether you’re looking for things to do while traveling or you’re specifically looking for natural hot springs, Utah truly is a fantastic place to explore.
Here are 14 of the best hot springs in Utah, starting with the locations I’ve visited on our hot springs trip. The others are definitely on my list of hot springs to enjoy next! If you want to find nearby hot springs to you, check out this list and you are likely to find something nearby in our Ultimate hot springs travel guide!
Map of Hot Springs in Utah: Where are the hot springs in Utah?
Here is a hot springs in Utah map so you can locate Utah hot springs on your trip. You might also be a local and want to find the nearest hot springs to you (which is easy to do with this handy map!)
You can use this map to work out your best route if you want to visit more than one based on the hot springs locations.
Best Hot Springs in Utah: Mapped for a Hot Springs Trip!
1. Meadow Hot Springs
On a recent road trip, my partner and I chose a few hot springs to stop at in Utah. The first was Meadow Hot Springs located off I-15 South in Meadow.
To get to Meadow Hot Springs, we took the 5-mile drive along a bumpy dirt road. When we arrived, several other visitors were soaking. Everyone was quiet and respectful when we entered the pools.
There are three separate springs: one large pool and two smaller pools, each containing stunning turquoise water and various rock formations. The large pool contains comfortable warm water and small freshwater fish.
Families with children hung out there during our visit. The two smaller pools are quite hot, so mainly hot spring enthusiasts soak there. A 5-10 minute soak was just right.
Meadow Hot Springs Utah is on remote land that’s privately owned. The owners open the springs to the public on a donation basis year-round. If you visit, follow all the rules posted, including “pack in, pack out,” no alcohol, be respectful, and wear a swimsuit. When traveling here, I’d suggest driving a vehicle that can handle rough terrain, especially if you plan to drive up closer to the springs.
🌡️ Water Temp: ~100 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free (donation box at the gate)
📍 Location: Unnamed Road, Kanosh, UT 84637
♨️ Other Info: Visit in winter for fewer crowds. Avoid bringing large groups. Donate. Respect the land.
2. Crystal Hot Springs
Traveling further north in Utah the next day, my partner and I stumbled upon a sign for hot springs when exiting I-5 to find a restroom. We didn’t know what to expect for these springs but were delighted to have another hot soak opportunity after much driving.
We soon discovered Crystal Hot Springs in Honeyville, Utah: a resort-style establishment that’s open to the public and popular among locals. When we arrived, the parking lot was packed. We chuckled at the sight of two towering water slides visible beyond the resort building and decided to check it out.
Entering the resort check-in area, there were families actively walking around in towels and swimsuits. The front desk worker greeted us excitedly and answered our questions, making sure to emphasize that these springs contain “the highest mineral content in the world.” We paid for admission and a locker, then headed off to soak.
Crystal Hot Springs has four different hot pools and one cold pool, plus two 360-foot water slides. We visited in June, so it was quite crowded. The experience felt more like a water park than a relaxing hot spring, but the family-friendly environment was welcoming and fun. The mineral hot springs felt amazing. We ended up staying several hours until sunset. One of the best natural hot springs in Utah.
🌡️ Water Temp: 110-134 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: $18 per person; kids under 2 free. Lockers cost extra.
📍 Location: 8215 N Highway 38, Honeyville, UT 84314
♨️ Other Info: Bathrooms, showers, and lockers available. Water slides are $2 extra. Call to ask about hours and family deals.
3. Mystic Hot Springs
High up on my list of Utah hot springs to visit next is Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, UT. Also called Monroe Hot Springs, this location is a beloved site throughout every season with its natural red rock formations and antique, eclectic flair.
Mystic Hot Springs, Utah’s well-known mineral hot springs site, is also popular for its organized group reservations and lively events.
There are two large pools and six cast iron bathtubs that hold the natural, geothermal spring water. When there are live events hosted outdoors, they can be viewed from the antique tubs located up in the red rocks.
The two large pools include one 2-foot shallow pool with a gentle waterfall and one 4-foot deep pool that can fit larger groups. The hot springs are managed by the landowners to retain hygienic conditions for all.
🌡️ Water Temp: 99-110 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Adults $25; kids under twelve $12.50
📍Location: 475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754
♨️ Other Info: Book online. Nearby camping and lodging are available. Live events. Water changed regularly.
4. Red Hill Hot Springs
Closely neighboring Mystic Hot Springs is another site in Monroe, UT: Red Hill Hot Springs. Featuring four small natural pools surrounded by beautiful red rocks, Red Hill Hot Springs is a private-owned, family-focused area generously open to the public.
When you visit this hot spring, note that clothing is required and absolutely no camping is allowed.
Many visitors have noted a few of the pools emit a sulfur smell, but that’s normal when it comes to natural hot springs. The red rock and dirt rub off easily onto clothes and skin, so be prepared to embrace the minerals both in and out of the water.
If you plan on visiting Red Hill Hot Springs, make sure to abide by the motto listed on the sign: “Enjoy, but do not destroy.”
🌡️ Water Temp: 120-154 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: Monroe, UT 84754
♨️ Other Info: Visit in winter or early morning for a quiet experience. Toilets available.
5. Fifth Water Hot Springs Utah
Located off the Three Forks Trailhead in Diamond Fork Canyon near Provo, Fifth Water Hot Springs — also called Diamond Fork Hot Springs — is possibly the most beautiful spot on the list.
With three gorgeous waterfalls, several soaking pools, and miles of scenic canyon views, Fifth Water Hot Springs is a must-see.
To get to the springs, you’ll need to trek the 4.5-mile rocky hike out and back. During winter, the road is closed so you’ll need to hike an additional 2-3 miles total.
Many visitors immediately enjoy the pools near the first waterfall, but there are two more if you keep hiking. The beautiful, opaque blue and green natural springs overflow into each other, creating a magical, relaxing experience.
Because of the size and beauty of these hot springs, large crowds are known to frequent them throughout the year. Although nudity is technically illegal at this location, it’s common to see visitors practicing a “clothing optional” etiquette. Be mindful of others if you visit, and of course, always clean up after yourself.
🌡️ Water Temp: 100-111 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: Diamond Fork Rd, Springville, UT 84663
♨️ Other Info: Hike to get in and out. Clothing optional. Limited parking.
6. Saratoga Hot Springs Utah ( one of the best Lehi hot springs)
Located in Lehi, Utah, Saratoga Hot Springs can be accessed via a short trail walk that veers slightly off the main path. Also known as Inlet Park Hot Springs, this location offers beautiful sunsets, hot mineral soaks, and a chance to make unforgettable memories.
While this spot has grown in popularity over the years, it’s still free as it’s located in a wilderness area near Utah Lake. It’s also near a suburban area, so it’s enjoyed by many locals year-round. During the spring and summer, expect it to be populated by travelers.
The large spring pool flows directly into several smaller, shallower pools below, resulting in a slightly muddy soak from some people. But don’t worry — all those minerals are great for the skin, even helping soothe sore muscles and mental stress. Even better, the nearby lake is walkable so you don’t have to stay in one place if you plan to visit all day.
🌡️ Water Temp: 109-110 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: South Saratoga Drive, Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045
♨️ Other Info: Closes at 10:00 pm. Swimsuits required. Maintained by the local community.
7. Gandy Warm Springs
Visit a warm spring (not quite a hot spring) nestled in a desert oasis by the Utah/Nevada border. Gandy Warm Springs is a small spring at the base of Spring Mountain, appropriately surrounded by waterfalls, clear pools, and flowing streams. The best part: there are caves in the spring which you can swim and explore.
To get to Gandy Warm Spring it takes a smooth drive (and a quick hike if parking is full). There are three pools at Gandy: Lower Pool, Middle Pool, and Upper Pool, all distanced just a short trek apart. The cave is part of the Middle Pool, so be sure to check that one out.
Since this spring isn’t very hot, it’s most frequented during summer. The 81-degree pool often feels cooler than the hot, dry air during Utah summers. Many families and groups visit these springs year-round. Although, some visitors report that it’s too cold to have a proper soak in the winter.
🌡️ Water Temp: 72-81 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: Garrison, UT 84728
♨️ Other Info: Free parking. No restrooms. Plenty of hiking nearby.
8. Horseshoe Warm Springs – Hot Springs Near Salt Lake City
Another warm mineral spring, located just west of Salt Lake City, is Horseshoe Warm Springs or “Horseshoe Spring.”
Experience Utah’s desert plains with a natural warm spring surrounded by tall grasses, thick sagebrush, and occasional wildlife.
Interestingly, this spring is made up of two larger springs that merge, forming a horseshoe. The spring sites were popular sources of water for the native Goshute tribe, and later for travelers during the gold rush. Today, the area is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management and is still considered a historic site.
Since the water only reaches about 70 degrees Fahrenheit here, it’s ideal to visit during the warmer months. However, if you visit during the winter, keep in mind there is a boardwalk that runs along the water if you simply want to observe or go fishing. In the springtime, you can enjoy the scenery of the snow-covered mountains and serene landscape.
One of the best hot springs near Salt Lake City.
🌡️ Water Temp: ~70 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: Skull Valley, Tooele County, Utah
♨️ Other Info: Parking. Features various hiking trails, fishing spots, and a boardwalk.
9. Panaca Warm Springs
Still looking for the best natural hot springs in Utah? While technically not in the state of Utah, Panaca Warm Springs is a worthwhile visit. It’s just a quick drive over the Nevada border from Cedar City.
Panaca Warm Springs boasts a large, crystal blue pool often described as a lake, which makes it desirable for families and large groups. Although it typically only reaches 85 degrees Fahrenheit, there’s plenty of room to swim around the water if it’s too cool to complete a proper soak. Plus, you can expect to see small freshwater fish and occasional wildlife.
These warm springs are a historic site that has been frequently used for over 100 years. It’s an incredible free natural spring and an underrated one at that, which is why it makes this list. It’s well-loved among locals who share the Utah and Nevada border. One of our favorite hot springs near Utah.
🌡️ Water Temp: Up to 85 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: Panaca Spring Rd, Panaca, NV 89042
♨️ Other Info: Parking is free. Fill up on gas beforehand (or bring gas cans), as it’s fairly remote.
10. Veyo Pool Resort & Warm Spring (Hot Springs in Southern Utah)
If you’re looking for a comfortable warm swim near Southern Utah in a resort-style experience, Veyo Pool Resort is the perfect place. There are many activities to choose from including a naturally-fed hot spring pool, which guests report being one of the major attractions. Other activities include crawdad catching, rock climbing, hiking, swimming pools, outdoor camping, and more.
Veyo is ideal if you want something for the whole family. From indoor lodging in the timeless farmhouse to rock climbing, outdoor lovers and homebodies alike can have a great time. No matter what time of the year it is, Veyo Resort offers a comforting experience surrounded by desert landscapes and historical cliffs.
One of the best hot springs Southern Utah has to offer.
🌡️ Water Temp: Up to 89 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: $16 per day pass; free for children under 2
📍 Location: 287 E Veyo Resort Rd, Veyo, UT 84782
♨️ Other Info: Indoor and outdoor activities. Family-friendly. Features a gift shop, showers, and towel rentals. Check for lodging ahead of time.
11. The Homestead Crater Spring
If you’ve ever wanted to swim in a crater, now you can. You just have to visit the Midway Utah hot springs destination: Homestead Resort. It is considered as one of the best Park City hot springs.
Don’t worry, there are affordable day passes available, and plenty of add-ons if you want to explore this 10,000-year-old cave deeper.
The Homestead Crater Spring is an open, beehive-shaped dome that contains a natural warm spring. Visitors are welcome to soak, scuba dive, snorkel, and even paddle board in the surprisingly large pool. Homestead Crater is notably one of the only warm scuba diving opportunities available within the United States continent.
Although the crater spring is located at a resort, you don’t have to be a checked guest to enjoy it. Visitors can pay an admission fee to experience the crater spring for an hour. You can also book additional activities via the Homestead Resort.
🌡️ Water Temp: 89-96 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Adults $15 on Weekdays, $18 on Weekends. Children $12 on Weekdays, $15 on Weekends. Free for kids under 3.
📍 Location: 700 North Homestead Dr, Midway, UT 84049
♨️ Other Info: Book crater spring activities ahead of time. Resort amenities, lockers, showers, and bathrooms are available. A self-guided tour is available for those who don’t wish to soak.
12. Belmont Hot Springs (Salt lake City Hot Springs)
The hot springs opportunities are abundant in Utah. There’s an experience for everyone — one of which is part hot springs, part RV park. Located in Garland, UT (not far from Salt Lake City), the Belmont Hot Springs RV Park is a peaceful, clear spring lake unlike any hot spring you’ve seen. One of the top hot springs in northern Utah.
This unique hot spring lake (yes, an entire hot lake!) is nestled near the border of Idaho, surrounded by vast mountain ranges. Visitors are welcome to paddle board, snorkel, scuba dive, and swim in the hot lake that gets up to 104 degrees.
The RV park caters to visitors looking to enjoy all lengths of stay, offering one-day visitor passes, extended stay registration, and everything in between. To top it off, there are plenty of restaurants, museums, parks, trails, and even ski resorts nearby to extend your vacation fun.
Visit Belmont Hot Springs (also called Udy Hot Springs) any time of year. It’s active and accommodating year-round.
🌡️ Water Temp: 97-104 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: $40 per night, $250 per week, Monthly rates vary by season
📍 Location: 5600 W 19200 N, Garland, UT 84312
♨️ Other Info: Featuring showers, clean water, laundry, restrooms, clubhouse, and more.
13. Ogden Hot Springs
Located in Ogden, UT, Ogden River Hot Springs attracts summer crowds as well as local nature lovers throughout the year. Also referred to as Ogden Canyon Waterfall, this hot spring location shares a beautiful, man-made waterfall on the other side of the road.
To get to the hot springs and the falls you might have to trek a short out-and-brack trail. There are multiple pools of varying temperatures, so make sure to try them all when you arrive. The water looks murky, which is due to its natural mineral content.
It’s important to note that this hot springs site has closed several times due to trash, graffiti, and questionable behavior among groups. If you visit this natural beauty that’s special to Ogden, please follow the rules. There is no glass, no trash, and no pets allowed. Respect other visitors and the natural environment so this beautiful spot can stay open.
🌡️ Water Temp: 97-104 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: 203-473 Ogden Canyon Rd, Ogden, UT 84401
♨️ Other Info: Free parking. Clothing optional. No dogs allowed. No bathrooms.
14. Baker Hot Springs Utah
In Western Utah just north of Delta, Baker Hot Springs is a unique volcanic hot spring site. The natural hot water fed by nearby volcanoes fills three large, concrete tubs among green, grassy plains.
What makes these hot springs unlike others is that the man-made tubs allow you to control the water temperature. By releasing different valves, you can block natural hot water from flowing in, or increase the amount of cold water flowing through. The large tubs usually fit several people at a time, or you can enjoy a tub to yourself.
Another benefit of these hot springs is that they don’t require a hike. You simply drive up and park on-site.
🌡️ Water Temp: Up to 107 degrees F
🎟️ Cost: Free
📍 Location: Delta, Utah
♨️ Other Info: Clothing optional. Bring garbage bags to pick up trash. Watch out for biting flies.
Tips for Visiting Hot Springs in Utah
If you plan to enjoy your next soak soon, be a responsible traveler. Remember to follow hot spring etiquette:
- Always pack in/pack out and leave the site better than you found it.
- Arrive prepared with towels, extra clothes, water, a first-aid kit, and cash for admission.
- Don’t bathe with soap in natural springs.
- Know how to safely relieve yourself in nature (don’t pee in the pools!).
- Never bring glass, illegal substances, or explosives.
- Be considerate of others. Keep the noise down.
- Where clothing is optional, maintain a good attitude. Be understanding.
- Always follow signs, rules, and directions listed on site.
Utah’s hot springs are a treasure to enjoy. We at Utah Vacationers would love to know your favorite hot springs in Utah. Let us know in the comments!