Homestead Crater

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Upon arriving back home to ‘Murica, I’ve been quite bored, especially after the adventures I’ve just had on top of the terrible jet lag leaving me the only person in Utah awake for several hours of the day.

Seeing as there is hardly anything to do at 2 o’clock in the morning, I’ve been researching different trip ideas as well as things to do locally. Whilst on a discount site, I came across this little gem that I’ve never even heard of: The Homestead Crater.

Apparently, it’s an all natural geothermal spring that has been forming and carving away at limestone forming this dome-shaped formation with warm waters inside.

We first started the day waiting for Scottie. And when you’re bored, what else is there to do than take selfies?

grosskisssOnce our Main Man arrived, we zipped away, driving through the greenest canyons you’ve ever seen…and perhaps even missing our exits once or twice..

signspinesThe Crater is in Midway, which is around an hour out from Salt Lake.

Once we got to the Crater, and dealt with some confusion as to where to check in, we finally made it into the springs..

panoramic cavefloatingscubaYou can snorkel, swim, relax, and even get certified in scuba diving there! We were looking at a light down at the bottom of the pool, considering how “natural” this place really was, when we figured out that it was actually a diver several feet below us. This place is not shallow at any point! Every one is required to wear a life vest.

scottEven Scottie (: He was the only one brave enough to bring his phone into the water to take pictures.

scotts phonebluehole in the rooflooking at meYou can see my sister and I over on the docks there.

look upIt’s not too expensive, though it sounds like it might be. On the weekends it’s about $16 a person, and you’re only in the water for about 40 minutes (I say about, because we were actually in there closer to an hour, and no one said anything). But it’s well worth the money. And you do have to call ahead and make a reservation. We’ll definitely be coming back in the near future.

hurrrrMary Jane xx

 

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