Mother’s Day in Heber City, Utah – Homestead Crater – Part 1
I’ve been living in Utah for seven years, and I had never heard about the Homestead Crater. Measuring 65 feet deep and with temperature of 90-95F year round, the crater is a must see. The water is not as hot as in Lava Hot Springs and you don’t need to be concerned about dehydration. You can swim around the 400 feet wide cavern, or just relax in the soaking area, it’s totally up to you. The dome has a custom-built deck, so the guests can better enjoy the mineral water.
The nice feature is that you don’t have to repel through the top to enjoy the natural geothermal hot pool as in the early 90’s the Homestead property decided to create a 110 foot long tunnel to make the crater more accessible.
You can also, scuba dive by renting some equipment at the location. The life jacket is included in the price of $16/person. Kids under 2 is free . Don’t forget to bring a swimming diaper for your baby, the prices does not include any. You will probably want to bring, as well, a baby plastic underwear with the baby’s swimsuit, to help prevent accidents while in the pool.
In this particular picture, I am exactly on top of the cavern where the geothermal pool is located. To facilitate access the Homestead property installed a stair on the right side of the crater. Unfortunately its not stroller friendly, which means that if your kids are not able to walk you will have to carry them all the way up.
If you are willing to see the crater from above be prepared to climb a very long stair up to the top. It worth a try, as the view is breathtaking.