Pah Tempe Hot Springs
Unfortunately this Utah hot springs has been officially closed to the public over a legal battle with the state. History shows that Pah Tempe Hot Springs was a sacred area to the American Indian tribe and Washington County has been working with both Federal and State authority to conduct more research and conservation efforts. Since the dispute began, Pah Tempe Hot Springs has had a reduction in water flow from the natural mineral waters and has since not been the same for public use.
Details about Pah Tempe Hot Springs
The hot springs are fed from an underground geothermal source, giving it its signature turquoise-blue color. These waters reach temperatures up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit and contain over 30 minerals that have been known to nourish the skin and relax muscles.
The area surrounding Pah Tempe Hot Springs is equally stunning with scenic views of nearby cliffs and secluded coves. The warm desert climate makes this location ideal for camping trips as well. There are no designated trails but hikers will find plenty of interesting places to explore in the area including petroglyphs left behind by ancient Native Americans hundreds of years ago.
Visitors must take care when visiting Pah Tempe Hot Springs due to its remote location. Some areas may be closed off due to flash flooding which can occur at any given time during monsoon season June – September).
Pah Tempe Hot Springs also serves as a great educational opportunity for children eager to learn more about nature’s wonders! Guided tours run throughout most days offering insight into geology topics like volcanic activity within Utah’s deserts.
There are five different pool sections along with caves for you to enjoy. Each pool cascades down into one another and eventually to the Virgin river. The average temperature of the hot springs pools are around 107 degrees, cooling a bit as it continues down each level. Over 100,000 tons of salt from Pah Tempe Hot Springs flows into the Virgin River, which is another reason for the state to conduct more research on the area.
Directions to Pah Tempe Hot Springs
From St. George, Utah
1. Start on I-15 North to UT-17 South/UT-228 towards Toquerville
2. Take exit 27
3. Continue driving on UT-17 South until you reach your destination.
Again, you unfortunately can’t visit this amazing Utah hot spring at this time, but if it ever reopens it is one of the best natural pools in the entire state. Happy soaking!