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  • Writer's pictureMcKenna Rieger

Homestead Crater in Midway, UT

One of the most unique activities in the Salt Lake City area is in Midway, Utah at the Homestead Resort.

The Homestead Crater is a one-of-a-kind geothermal spring, hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on the Homestead property.

Over 10,000 years in the making, The Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface — eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit called The Homestead Crater.

The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water at a constant range of 90 – 96 degrees Fahrenheit, where you can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, enjoy a therapeutic soak or even take a paddle board yoga class.

Many guests just enjoy the self-guided Crater tour, the history, geology, and archaeology of this unique natural phenomenon rather than go for a dip.

Reservations are required.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 11:30AM to 8:00PM

Friday & Saturday 9:30AM to 8:00PM

Sunday 9:30AM to 4:00PM

*wearing Strange Bikinis :)

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