Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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If you are looking for a unique experience located near the Heber City area, you’ll definitely want to check out Utah Crater. This crater (also known as the Homestead Crater) is an underground geothermal spring, hidden within a 55-foot tall limestone rock. The hot spring formed over thousands of years, with the water source being 2 miles underground. It is not volcanic in any way.

It is open daily for swimming, snorkeling and even scuba diving. The water inside the crater stays at an average temperature of 94 degrees, making it the perfect temperature to enjoy.

To visit the crater you’ll have to make an advance reservation, as it is quite popular. Rates are around $15 - $20 per person for a 40 minute swim session as of writing. Life jackets are required and are provided. Scuba diving classes are also available for an additional hefty fee.

For more info and reservations please click here: https://www.utahcrater.com/

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Unique underground geothermal spring.

Cons

Popular. Fee. Advanced reservation needed.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Family friendly
Geologically significant

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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