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Fifth Water Hot Springs, Utah

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  • During the Winter, the gate is closed adding about 3.5 miles before you reach the actual trail head. We arrived around 11:30 and left around 6:30, only spending about 30 minutes at the hot springs. Th...  more »
  • We arrived at the parking lot (Diamond Fork road was still open) at about 11:00 AM and got the last space. Relatively easy hike in but there were several icy spots on the trail as should be expected i...  more »
  • Wow! So beautiful! It's an easy, beautiful drive to the car park, which has a bathroom. Then it's an easy 2.5 mile walk along the river, steadily uphill the whole way, and along a nice smooth trail. T...  more »
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  • As of this writing, the gate is OPEN. We went early this morning (7am) and had the place to ourselves. The trail wasn't snowy or icy, just packed dirt and frozen mud in some areas, but mostly really easy to traverse. It took us maybe 30-45 minutes (two fit adults). There are a few pools with varying temperatures - the green one is great to soak in, medium warm. If you go nearer the waterfall there is a hotter, clearer pool.
  • 13 mile round trip from the parking area to the hot springs in winter when the barrier is closed. This barrier is closed throughout Winter and is still closed at the time of writing this in mid March. According to my iPhone pedometer and my cousins iPhone Pedometer it was somewhere between a 13- 15 mile round trip with the Winter barrier closed. A hike to the starting point of the trail from the parking area is around 4 miles. Therefore it should be anticipated during Winter this Hike will likely take several hours. There are some slightly precarious points for children on the way up with some steep points that get muddy and icy during the Winter. Young children will likely struggle in the Winter. The Hot Springs are an interesting to see and as ever it’s great to see such phenomenons in nature. It is a worthwhile hike but as for myself the hot springs themselves I was somewhat underwhelmed honestly. The place does smell. maybe it was the time of year and yes I probably should have expected the smell due to the large amounts of Sulphur, which go along with hot springs, but I didn’t expect it. The Size of the pools themselves are also very limited and crowded especially at weekends. Overall my experience was a good one and if you are looking for a positive outdoor adventure this a good one. The Pools are warm and swimmable and free- just anticipate a long hike in winter and not to be blown away by the size of the Hot Springs, but enjoy the trail and the uniqueness that the area does ultimately offer. Restroom facilities are available at the start of the trail as well as picnic opportunities and camping opportunities on the road leading up to the start of the trail.
  • Unique local hot springs in Utah. It's public and free. Getting to the springs requires a long up hill hike. The water is different in different spots. Sometimes hot, cold, or too hot. This place gets very crowded. There will be a lot of people on the trail and in the springs. Parking is a challenge. Despite the crowds it's worth a visit.
  • The trail is not too strenuous, perfect for a casual hike up to the hot springs. The water is hot, but so nice! An amazing waterfall drops over a natural rock formations, almost like lava dripped down and cooled into the shape of the waterfall, leaving a perfect gap in the middle to poke your head through. A thrilling experience to have both the hot and the cold water run together. A favorite "hot spot!"
  • This was a great spot, but it gets really crowded! The temperatures range depending on what pool you're in and it can get hot. It's a lovely hike to the hot springs.
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