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The Homestead Crater, Midway

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  • We were in Salt Lake City for a convention and really enjoyed my time there. You pay around $14 dollars to spend one hour exploring and swimming in the crater! The water was warm, blue, no odor and re...  more »
  • After a rigorous morning, this was an unusual natural phenomenon for us to see and a pleasantly surprising and relaxing thermal pool. We will definitely return next visit.  more »
  • The heat and humidity felt so good on a cool spring night. It was fun to climb to the top of the crater and look down in, then to go to the entrance and walk into the dark cave and on to the warm wate...  more »
  • I had a wonderful experience. The water feels so good at 95 degrees. The bottom at 65 feet was sweet! Visibility was pretty good at about fifteen feet. If you're a diver, it's a cool dive to head to the bottom and do a little exploring. Sticking your hand in the sand at the bottom and feeling the hot water coming up around you is pretty amazing! Jolly good time!
  • Always would stop by to admire the crater and feel the warm water. Will be taking my daughter here. Nancy Simmons was fast at replying to my email, and gave me helpful information. The man at the front desk is always kind as well! Great people here!
  • This is a unique experience. The water is always 95° and 65 feet deep. There is limited space, however, so they only allow so many people in at a time. Also, you can only stay in the crater for so long, so they don't overlap with the next group of people. Don't expect a clean and luxurious environment. This is a natural hot-spring, and there are signs of mineral corrosion everywhere. For safety reasons, there are several rules to follow. We wanted to swim instead of scuba-diving, so they made us wear life-vests the whole time. They have snorkels you can borrow, but I recommend you bring your own. Not much sunlight comes in the hole in the ceiling, so it is dimly lit. The divers underneath us were constantly stirring up the sediment, so the water was somewhat murky. Don't go with the expectations that this is a tranquil day-spa environment. You also can't horse around like at a waterpark. That being said, I encourage you to check it out. Once you know what to expect, you can have fun.
  • This would would be cool if they would let you free dive and the employees weren't so grouchy. But they make you wear a life jacket the whole time and you have to stay on the surface. Way over priced too
  • It's a good facility and really nice to take a dip in the winter time. If you find yourself in park city it's not too far from there. Definitely worth checking out. They do have changing rooms but they are tiny and it is often cold so be ready!