Ever Swim in a Crater ? We did in HEBER VALLEY UTAH @homesteadcrater_midwayut . 💦 🩱 🤿
This is such a natural wonder ✨
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! ~ RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR SOAKING/DIVING IN THE CRATER, PLEASE CALL THE ACTIVITY CENTER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: 435-657-3840.
This is one of the unique activities at Midway Utah Resort . 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 the 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. They created a tunnel through the rock wall at ground level, lending access to 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.
700 Homestead Dr
Midway, UT 84049
+1 (435) 657-3840