The Homestead Crater
The Homestead Crater began forming about 10,000 years ago. Deep in the earth's interior water from the Wasatch range is heated. Over thousands of years this heated mineral water has percolated back to the surface creating the 55-foot tall beehive shaped dome. Inside this hollow dome is a 65 foot deep nature pool that is filled from the many springs bubbling up from the bottom.
These springs flow at a rate of 90 gallons per minute. Visitors can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or enjoy a therapeutic soak. The water temperature is a comfortable 90 to 95 degrees year round. Before you enter the Crater be sure to take the time to climb the 78 steps to the top of the dome. Once at the top you will be 55 feet above the water surface providing a aerial view of the pool and the surrounding Homestead Property. Free tours are available for those that just want to view this unique natural wonder. If you plan on taking a soak be sure to call ahead as reservations are required.
Driving Directions: From downtown Salt Lake City, take I-80 East approximately 32 miles to US Highway 40 (Heber Exit 146). Travel South approximately 14 miles to the Midway and Wasatch Mountain State Park turnoff. Turn right at the stop light onto River Road and follow the road approximately 2.5 miles to the round-about. Take the first right turn onto Burgi Lane (1050 North). Follow the green directional signs approximately 2.1 miles to the Homestead entrance.
From Provo, take University Avenue North about 6.9 miles (it changes into Provo Canyon Road ). Take Provo Canyon Road (it changes into US-189) about 16 miles. Turn left onto Charleston Road (Highway 113) and go 4 miles to Midway.
Turn West or left onto Main Street turn right at the stop sign onto 200 West .2 miles follow the green directional signs for approximately 1.1 miles. The road will turn into Homestead Drive at the top of the hill continue to follow for approximately 1 mile to the Homestead entrance.
700 North Homestead Drive
Midway, UT 84049
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