The Homestead Crater

Located at the Homestead in Midway, the 'Homestead Crater' is a geothermal spring, hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone cave.

Over 10,000 years in the making, The Homestead Crater was formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth.

Two miles below the surface, the earth heated the water and it percolated upward. Along the way, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface — eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit we now know as The "Homestead Crater."

Many guests of the Utah Resort Hotel enjoy the self-guided Crater tour, the history, geology, and archaeology of this unique natural phenomenon without having to get in the water. But no need to worry — you don’t have to rappel through the top of the dome to enjoy all the fun. There is a tunnel through the rock wall at ground level, lending access to our custom-built decks and a soaking area where guests can enjoy the crystal-clear mineral water. Once inside, you can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, enjoy a therapeutic soak or even take a standup-paddleboard yoga class. Reservations are required.

Homestead Crater hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM to 8PM

Friday - Saturday: 9:30AM to 8PM

Sunday: 9:30AM to 4PM

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