For more than 125 years, a hot springs resort in Midway has been a favorite gathering place. Swiss immigrants settled in the area and saw an opportunity presented by a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot-tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock. Once inside “The Crater,” visitors today can swim, scuba dive, snorkel, soak or take a paddle board yoga class.
Another unique-to-Utah hot springs resort option is in Monroe, where there are multiple soaking areas, live music and a range of lodging options at one resort, including campsites, pioneer cabins and a converted hippie bus.
Hot springs have been an oasis in the desert surrounding Draper for a century, with a black-rock canyon serving as the backdrop for soaking, while Honeyville sits at the convergence of hot and cold springs. The area surrounding these hot springs was an early gathering spot for the Shoshone-Bannock tribes years before it became a commercial enterprise in 1901.