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Mystic Hot Springs – Monroe Utah
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Overview
Location

Monroe, Utah

Sights

Hot Springs, Monroe

Distance

All pools and tubs are located within 100 yards of the parking lot.

Parking Lot Elevation

5480 ft

Summit Elevation

Varies slightly

Elevation Gain/Loss

Varies

Time Required

1+ hours

Pets

Allowed on leash but not in pools

Fees

$15 per person. There are camping and RV rates too.

Water Info

Hot Springs are fairly hot. Bring 2 liters of water so you won't become dehydrated.

Best Season

All. Night time is the best.

Hours

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Sun Exposure

Shade is minimal

Trail Condition

A mix of gravel and dirt paths

Restrooms

Yes. Located in the office.

Visitor Center

Yes. It is the hot springs office

Camping

Yes. There are additional fees for camping

Food

Bring snacks and meals as needed

Equipment

Swim suit, towels, backpack for food and water, sandals, flashlight

GPS Coordinates:

Mystic Hot Springs:  38.633770°, -112.108493°

Driving Directions


The Trail:

Mystic Hot Springs

Mystic Hot SpringsMystic Hot Springs features several pools where you can relax and enjoy the hot water right next to large bright orange sulfur formations.  There are also bathtubs scattered around the area that are full of hot spring water.  I recommend relaxing in the bathtubs because they are located at a little bit higher elevation and offer great views of the entire valley. Plus they offer more privacy.

I enjoyed these hot springs more than other places because of the variety of pools and tubs to soak in.  Also, it wasn’t crowded and it was very nice to enjoy the hot water while watching the sun set.  Bring a picnic!

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The whole property is very interesting.  The front office is located in what seems to be the owner’s home.  There is the kitchen, bathrooms, family room and lots of books and magazines laying around.  There are small items, jewelry and other things you can buy if you want.

Just outside the office there are the cabins and camping area and an abandoned pool with diving boards that haven’t seen use in years.  There are also some rustic looking structures but overall, the property is quite charming and fun.

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Inside the office area

Inside the office area

Mystic Hot Springs

The hot spring bathtubs are large enough for two people.  There are canals that feed hot water into the tubs and the runoff goes down into the ponds below.  It is fun to walk around and see how the hot water is funneled around the property.

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The Return:

Head back to your vehicle below

Personal Thoughts:

Mystic Hot Springs would make a great adventure for those willing to drive the 3 hours from the Salt Lake area.  The drive isn’t bad and once you are there you can soak for hours and enjoy the peaceful valley.  I think it is way more enjoyable to come right before sunset so the bright orange sulfur deposits become even more vibrant.

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