Hey guys! I recently got back from a long weekend trip to Salt Lake City, Utah and it was amazing to see my friends and explore a new city! If you are visiting for a short period of time, I recommend hiking to the Fifth Water Hot Springs since it is the closest hot springs to the city without having to drive too far. It took us about one hour to walk 2.5 miles to see the first hot spring (picture below) which was our favorite since it was secluded from everyone else. As you get closer to the hot springs, you will notice an odd smell but don't worry its just sulfur.
The main reason why I chose this hot spring is because of the milky blue water. I have never seen anything like this before! If you keep walking a little bit further, you will see the other hot springs and eventually the waterfall. Before jumping into any of the pools, I suggest walking around to check out your options. The temperature tends to vary between the rock pools but it gets hotter the closer you get to the waterfall. I would plan to go early in the morning (7 am is ideal) or later in the evening so you can avoid the crowds - especially since parking is limited. My friends and I went during the summer so no issues hiking up to the hot springs but during the winter, the road will most likely be closed so it can take about 11 miles to get there. What I love about hot springs is that the reward is always worth it no matter the distance.
What to bring:
- water (bring plenty of it)
- water shoes
- change of clothes
Comment below your plans this summer! Anyone going on vacation or any long weekend trips?