Diamond Fork Hot Springs
Nestled several miles into the wilderness lies a hidden gem that has recently become a tourists dream destination. Roughly a mile from Salt Lake, Diamond Fork Hot Springs is made up of cascaded pools and even has a majestic waterfall. Unlike most hot springs where it can typically be more crowded in the spring and fall months, this Utah hot springs seems to be popular year round. Once you make the trek and soak in the natural mineral waters you will see why.
Details about Diamond Fork Hot Springs
Diamond Fork Hot Springs is a popular natural hot spring located in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. The springs are easily accessible from the nearby city of Spanish Fork and provide visitors with an opportunity to relax, soak, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The hot springs receive their heat from volcanic activity deep beneath the surface. This means that unlike other natural hot springs, Diamond Fork does not require any additional heating or chemical additives for its warm temperatures.
The temperature of these springs can range anywhere from 95-112°F (35-44°C). Visitors should be aware that due to this high temperature, it is important to exercise caution when entering or exiting the water. In addition to soaking in its many pools, visitors can also explore several small hiking trails within Diamond Fork Canyon itself. These trails provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing as well as stunning vistas of both canyon walls and distant mountain peaks alike.
Other activities like fishing and camping are allowed here too but must be done responsibly so as not to damage delicate ecosystems found around the area. Overall Diamond Fork Hot Springs is a great spot for anyone looking for some restful relaxation surrounded by beautiful nature scenes!
Once you arrive at the hot springs, you will be taken back by the beauty of the landscape. Make sure to scout out the area first as their are many hot pools sectioned off by rocks that vary in temperature from the water that is allowed to flow in. One you find the right one, enjoy a relaxing soak as you listen to the rushing waters next to you and a waterfall in the background. For a quick cool down we highly recommend you go check out the waterfall before jumping back into the warm waters.
Directions to Diamond Fork Hot Springs
It’s an easy drive to get to Diamond Fork trailhead. However, once you arrive the real challenge begins. It’s not the hardest trail to walk, but there is over 700 feet in elevation which makes it moderate in our eyes. The trail itself is smooth and takes you along Sixth Water Creek for most of the two and a half mile hike. During your trek you will cross a footbridge and continue left up towards the hot springs area. It won’t take long to start smelling the sulfur and gazing at crystal blue waters. It’s quite the tease for a mile until you get to your destination.
Diamond Fork Hot Springs is definitely one of those magical places that makes Utah such a great state to visit. If you are in need of something to do for a day, don’t take another second to think about options and set a course towards a rewarding and relaxing day of adventure. Happy Soaking!
Location and Map of Diamond Fork Hot Springs