Crystal Hot Springs - Honeyville Utah
Crystal Hot Springs, originally named Madsen Hot Springs has an extensive history. It‘s mentioned that the Native Americans used the area as a camping site during the winter months and used the springs as a natural heat source. When the Transcontinental Railroad was expanding west the Chinese railroad workers learned of the springs. They made wood tubs out of cedar and allowed the refreshing waters to flow into them. After a long days work on the railroad, the tubs would provide a relaxing and muscle-soothing mineral bath for the workers.
Crystal Hot Springs became a business enterprise in 1901 and has been providing a place for visitors to enjoy ever since. Crystal Hot Springs is very unique as it is one of only two places in the world that have the hot and cold springs less then 50 feet apart of each other. By mixing the two spring’s soakers enjoy the optimal soaking conditions in each of the pools.
The springs are a fantastic retreat the whole family will truly enjoy. Relaxing and calming for us adults, fun and exciting for the younger ones, and the young at heart. Crystal Hot Springs has beautiful clear mineral pool waters hot enough to relax those stiff sore muscles, and a water slide warm enough to enjoy all winter. The kids had a great time going down the slide again and again. I enjoyed the fact that I was close enough to see the kids, yet far enough away to relax and enjoy adult conversation and the relaxing waters.
Crystal Hot Springs offers a larger main soaking pool, two smaller hot tub type pools with water jets and all. A medium sized swimming pool, a water slide, and an Olympic size pool open only during the summer season. Bring your tent, camper or trailer and stay at the Crystal Hot Springs campground. The campground is open year-round and offers sewer, water and electrical. Crystal Hot Springs is only a little over an hour drive from Salt Lake City making it a prefect destination for a day trip the whole family will enjoy.
Driving Directions: Take I 15 about one hour north of Salt Lake City to the Brigham City exit #372. Exit going east over to Hwy. 38 North. Follow this through downtown Brigham City and continue about 10 miles north. You will come to the small town of Honeyville. Continue on about 1 more mile and you will see the signs on the west side of the road.