Sandy beach
Cliff jumping
Hike-in Required
Sensitive Habitat
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Horseshoe Springs lies in an oasis-like area of western Utah's Skull Valley, which previously was known as Spring Valley.

Lying at the end of a short dirt road off of Skull Valley Road, Horseshoe Springs gets its name from the horseshoe shape where two springs and large pools converge before flowing out into the basin. Though seemingly pretty remote, the area is maintained and has a few interpretive signs explaining the area's location along the emigrant trail and the Lincoln Highway before I-80's construction a little over 10 miles to the north.

Two large warm springs emit water in at about 73 degrees, which forms large pools suitable for swimming. Though the water is usually about chest to waist deep, the deepest areas are at the springs themselves, which are located at the ends of the horseshoe shape. The water is clear, but brackish. It's also possible to fish for carp and largemouth bass here. There are also a lot of dragonflies, but biting flies can swarm the spring area as well.

As of summer of 2018, the wooden footbridge crossing a small creek and the plank boardwalk leading to the larger of the springs completely burnt in a wildfire. It is still possible to visit the area, and a soft dirt path exists where the plank once stretched; however much of the area surrounding the springs remains charred and black.

There are no bathrooms, trash or water available at the springs, and aside from the signs and dirt paths, there area remains pretty primitive.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Oasis-like environment.


Brackish. Biting flies.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


Family friendly


Nearby Adventures

Great Salt Lake + Desert, Utah
Great Salt Lake + Desert, Utah
Oquirrh + Stansbury Mountains, Utah


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