Crystal Hot Springs, Honeyville, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DocDTA
N 41° 39.518 W 112° 05.291
12T E 409398 N 4612447
Quick Description: A very enjoyable hot spring in Honeyville, Utah
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2013 9:41:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMJR50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
Crystal Hot Springs, originally named Madsen Hot Springs, was established as a business in 1901. President Roosevelt, an avid springs enthusiast himself, started a program of rehabilitation for wounded soldiers. Soldiers wounded during World War II were sent to many springs for rehabilitation, including Crystal Hot Springs. Hundreds of busses full of soldiers arrived at the Springs over a 3 year period. Over 100 busses still come to the Springs every year, but instead of wounded soldiers they are full of tourists from around world, who often stop on their way to and from Yellowstone.

Hot Spring

The natural hot spring ranges in temperature from 120 - 134°F (51°C - 57°C) and contains the highest mineral content (46,000 mg/L) found in any hot spring in the U.S.A. Additionally, out of the 90% of mineral databased hot springs in the world, Crystal Hot Springs is also the highest. Some of the minerals in this water include: Chloride, Sodium, Magnesium, Sulfate, Calcium, Potassium, Barium, Iron, Nickel, Chromium, Manganese, Zinc, Aluminum, Lead, and Selenium. In 5 minutes 8,400 gallons of hot spring water surface, In a 24 hour period there are 900,000 lbs worth of minerals carried to the surface with 2.4 million gallons of hot water. This hot spring water is coming from 8,000 feet below the earth's surface and is estimated to be around 22,000 years old.

Cold Spring

Less than 50 feet from the natural hot spring surfaces is a 65°F - 75°F (18°C - 24°C) cold spring. The cold spring has a slightly higher rate of flow, every 5 minutes 9,200 gallons of water surface. In a 24 hour period, 2.6 million gallons of cold water surface. These two springs surfacing this close to each other is one of only two places in the world where a hot and cold spring surface so close together. These two springs are what fill our 3 mineral hot tubs, large soaker pool and a Olympic size pool.
This is primarily a: Mineral Bath

Street Address:
8215 Utah 38
Honeyville, Utah USA

Walk in/Day use permitted?: yes

Least Expensive Adult Entry Fee: 6

"Textile free"?: Not permitted

Telephone Number: (435) 279-8104

Web Site: [Web Link]

Towels Provided?: no

Hottest water temperature (specify °C or °F): 134°F

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 9 PM Friday 12 PM - 10 PM Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM Sunday 11 AM - 7 PM

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