THE CRATER IS THE ONLY WARM SCUBA DIVING DESTINATION IN THE CONTINENTAL US AND ATTRACTS MANY DIVING ENTHUSIASTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. VISITORS CAN ALSO ENJOY A SOAK OR A SNORKEL IN THE 96 DEGREE WATER!
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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR SOAKING/DIVING IN THE CRATER, PLEASE CALL THE ACTIVITY CENTER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: 435-657-3840.
The Homestead Crater in Utah – A Natural Wonder for the Best Vacation Spot
***Crater only reservations can be made by phone: Please call 435-657-3840 or email [email protected]***
Room and Soak Homestead Crater Packages available online
One of the unique activities at our Midway Utah Resort is our one-of-a-kind Homestead Crater. The Crater is a geothermal spring, hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on the Homestead property.
Over 10,000 years in the making, The Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface — eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit called The Homestead Crater.
The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water at a constant range of 90 – 96 degrees Fahrenheit.
You do not have to get wet to have a one-of-a-kind experience inside The Crater. Many guests of our Utah Resort Hotel just enjoy the self-guided Crater tour, the history, geology, and archaeology of this unique natural phenomenon. But no need to worry — you don’t have to rappel through the top of the dome to enjoy all the fun. We’ve created 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 paddle board yoga class.
THE CRATER IS THE ONLY WARM SCUBA DIVING DESTINATION IN THE CONTINENTAL US.
Homestead Crater hours: Monday through Thursday 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Friday & Saturday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Sundays 10:30am to 4:30pm
Swim/Soak (40 min.) $13 $16
Snorkeling (40 min.) $18 $21
Scuba Dive (1 hour) $22 $27
For reservations and further information please call the Activity Center at 435-657-3840. Reservations are required.