Just 30 minutes west of Logan and 90 minutes away from Salt Lake City, this year-long hot spring is a favorite family getaway location because of the variety of activities they offer. Crystal Hot Springs is situated in Honeyville in northern Utah, about 27 miles drive to the Idaho border.
Built-in 1901, the healing water of Crystal Hot Springs has a purported 39 times more minerals than the famous Lava Hot Springs in Idaho. Compared to the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, the water here has a reported 178 times more minerals. There are already a lot of stories that support the richness of the water at Crystal Hot Springs.
Natural Mineral Springs Pools
Crystal Hot Springs has cold and hot pools for swimming and soaking. Pool passes are counted per head (including children). Kids two and under can enter for free.
There are 3 hot tubs, one large soaking pool, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, all fed with mineral springs water. Two hydro-tube water slides measuring 365 feet each are open year-round on specific days.
All have a constant flow and turnover of water, keeping everything fresh and clean. The hot tubs turnover every 30 minutes (with completely new water), the larger soaking pool takes an hour, and the big swimming pool roughly 4 hours. The hot tubs and soaking pool are drained out nightly and cleaned, while the Olympic pool is drained twice per week, Thursday and Sunday evenings.
The source of the hot springs ranges from 120–134°F (51–57°C), with 8,400 gallons of water surfacing every 5 minutes. It comes up from 8,000 feet underground and is predicted to be around 22,000 years old.
The cold springs ranges in temperature from 65–75°F (18–24°C), which flows even faster at 9,200 gallons every 5 minutes. Together with the hot springs, they are said to be the 2nd closest cold and hot springs located together in the world. It’s a very special place.
Some of the beneficial minerals present in the water include:
The management is adamant about providing information about the benefits of the hot springs. The pools are noticeably dark or reddish, and this is caused by the rich iron content of the water. The build-up on the pond is calcium.
During an interview with Utah local channel show “Long Way Home,” the managers noted how people are not usually aware of the insufficient minerals we need in our bodies. By soaking in the most luxurious hot springs in the region, visitors can replenish that much-needed mineral, and they come out feeling refreshed and satisfied.
Note that outside food is no longer permitted at the resort and they will check your coolers and bags. No alcohol or glass containers are allowed, nor are pets. Swimsuits are required. Lock rooms are available.
Address: 8215 UT-38, Honeyville, Utah 84314
Pets: Not permitted