One of the instagram posts that I received the most questions about last year was my one about Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah. If you have been following all my travels, you know that last summer I planned out this big road trip up to Banff, Canada with my sis Colleen. We drove up the California and Pacific Northwest Coast, and then came down through the national parks - Yellowstone, Teton Mountains, Zion, Bryce Canyon, etc. I had researched on Pinterest all of the hidden spots along the way, and I came across these old bathtub looking hot springs in the middle of the Utah desert. Luckily, it was only about an hour out of the way, so we found it feasible to stop!
It is quite the Hippy little spot! Their gift shop if filled with minerals, and stones, and vintage jewelry and clothes. You can even stay the night in one of their mini cabins, tents or redone buses if you want the full experience. They do have concerts there as well. Personally, I don't think I would stay past soaking in the hot springs, it is a bit rundown and very very hippy. But if that is your style, then I'm sure you'd love it! As for the hot springs, wear your swimsuit there, because they don't have lorckerrooms, just a bathroom to change in. Bring your own towels as well. It is about $15 a person, and I would call ahead to double check their times, and ask if they are busy. There are only 5 tubs, and then two more pool size areas. When I went, the water was super warm, but I did read reviews where other people only had lukewarm water. I wouldn't say everything is well maintained either haha. And if you have trouble hiking, you do pretty much have to climb ( a short amount) to get to the tubs.
If I'm being honest, going there is more about getting the cool pictures. The tubs are pretty unique and cool looking, but you obviously wouldn't share them with people, so you have to wait your turn if it's busy. You can see the minerals on and around all the tubs, and it really stands out against the orange / reddish rocks. I would go again simply because I'm a photographer, so it was worth it for me.
Phone (435) 527-3286
475 E 100 N
Monroe, UT 84754
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