These Blue Hot Springs Are Only A 1-Hour Road Trip Away From Salt Lake City
We love a good soak.
The Beehive State has amazing national parks like Bryce Canyon and Zion, but did you know there are blue hot springs in Utah? You can see the picturesque scene for yourself. It's only a one-hour road trip away from Salt Lake.
Fifth Water Hot Springs is located in Spanish Fork, right off of Diamond Fork road. You can visit them year-round, however, going there in the winter offers such an amazing view.
Layers of snow cover the area around the hot springs, as steam rises up from the water. After the 2.5-mile hike, soaking in them is a treat.
During the winter the route to the trailhead may be closed. Thankfully, there's a little parking lot that you can utilize, however, it adds an extra 3-miles total to your trip.
Parking on the street is a safety hazard and tickets are usually issued if you do, so plan accordingly.
Since there's no fee to park or hike here, you can save that permit money for a nice dinner afterward. It's a great place to get outdoors with your SO and enjoy good ol' mother nature.
Since the hike is rated as moderate, you'll be able to bring your furry pals with you. Just make sure they are on a leash at all times.
There are multiple pools perfect for a good soaking. You and your SO or BFFs can relax and unwind the day away.
You'll also see a little waterfall cascading into some of the pools. It makes for an Insta-worthy photo.
Whether you're a Utah native or just passing through, there are many cool things to see in the state. One of our favorites isIt's such a gem worth seeing in-person.
This winter, you'll be able to. It's such a magical experience you should try at least once.
Fifth Water Hot Springs
Length: Approx. 7.5-miles roundtrip (in the winter roads may be closed which adds an extra 3-miles total to the hike)
Address: Diamond Fork Rd, Spanish Fork, Utah
Why You Need To Go: A moderate hike will lead you to multiple springs + you can soak the day away.
So that others' can enjoy the springs too, it's advised to pick up all your trash. Pack out what you packed in.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.