Explore the most popular hot springs trails in Utah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

my husband and I arrived around 8:45 am this morning to hike this trial. it must’ve been a good day to go, because there really weren’t many people on the way up or down! the hike up was really nice since it was still early, the temperatures were perfect! we didn’t stop much, so we arrived at the hot springs a little over an hour. the hot pools were smelly, but beautiful, the water was super blue! my only complaint was that one of the only people up there at the same time as us was a middle aged man, all alone, ass naked wallowing in the pool with the double waterfall. I expected to see some naked teenagers, but seeing this guy was actually pretty creepy, we didn’t appreciate that he kept standing up and exposing himself either. it was much hotter on the way down but it took only 45 minutes or so, it’s a really good hike for all skills levels with a great reward!

We went mid July on a Sunday at 7 am. And very much worth it. The parking is insanely limited, so arrive early.

The hike was great! Not too difficult or easy.

The Hot Springs do have a smell, but that’s expected. We did come across a ton of trash, including half a watermelon, that we packed out of there. Otherwise, I’ll absolutely be back!!

The water was really stinky like rotten eggs. It kinda made the hike not enjoyable. I might have gone at the wrong time of the year. I’ll have to come back in spring

The hike is beautiful! Very easy for anyone, in that there is only a slight elevation gain, and it’s heavily shaded for most of the trail. Lots of red rock, trees, and people kept talking of snakes, though we didn’t see any, unfortunately. The reward at the end are the hot springs. Which, smell really bad. Some parts are boiling hot and should be avoided, while most of the areas is perfect temperature and a great place to relax. If you’re lucky enough to get the first pool, before reaching the small waterfall and remainder of the hot springs, take it. It’s the deepest, largest, and most private of all. And surprisingly, there weren’t many people for a Saturday. Highly recommend the hike!

Great time killer, bring a picnic

Great hike! Ages 60-9 years old. Tons of photo ops.

This was a great trail for my 6, 7 and 11 YO. My mom even came at age 70. She’s not very fit so it was a little hard for her but with some stops to catch breath she made it all the way up. My husband and girls went ahead and made it up quickly. I stayed behind to be with my mom. I ran into 1 rattle snake and a normal snake. We started the trail at 3pm and it was in the 90’s the trail was very warm but shaded with a nice breeze. We used up all our water! The views of the red rocks and trees are amazing and the hot springs are very warm. Almost too hot in areas. I’d like to come back in the winter. The way down was super nice it was about 5:30 we stopped at a cooler area to swim and the temp was perfect. It was about a half mile from the other hot springs. Kids went all the way under and my 11 YO couldn’t touch in some areas so it was deep! They loved it! The way back was easier and we made it by 7. I would say if you walked there and back without any stops you could make it in 1.5-2 hours but if you have little kids that like to look at everything or needs breaks it will take a long a lot longer. Definitely a must go to hike!! We loved it!!

It’s a great hike. Parking lot is outrageous. A few rattle snakes were spotted. The hot spring were amazing.

This is such a beautiful trail. We got there around 6:45am and the parking lot was already 3/4 full. The trail is very easy to hike with breath taking view around every corner. Gorgeous canyon. By the time we got back to the parking lot close to 10am it was completely packed. Cars parked everywhere blocking in other cars. I suggest arriving early to find a spot!

This trail is perfect! Nice and shady on the way up, and such a fun reward to swim in the hot pots when we got there. The kids also wanted to try a little swimming hole on the way down and liked it even better than the ones at the top, as it didn’t smell of sulfur, the water was deeper, and the temperature was a bit cooler.

Loved this hike. I took my 5 kids, ages 5-15, only my oldest complained about the sulfur smell. The trail followed right along the river. It was beautiful all the way up, even the drive. The hot springs themselves were nice, however, I forgot our water shoes, which I highly recommend. Also, I did read about others talking about nudes, but assumed, no way would there be any when we went. I was wrong and so disappointed when my poor kids had to be exposed to a young, naked couple. Its illegal, but they obviously didn't care and wanted people to see them. Do what you want, but when kids are around, they should cover up with bathing suits. Also, we got to the trailhead about 7:30 in the morning, there were only 2 parking spots left. there were maybe 10 people at the hot springs but by the time we left, there were so many. We got down to the car around noon and there were so many cars, I had about an inch on both sides of my car to get out of the parking lot because people were parked on both sides of the entrance. another reason to go early. I would definately recommend this hike and go again, but for best experience, go earlier than I even did!

Easy and beautiful hike. Took about 2 hours round trip

Great hike, watch out for juvenile rattlesnakes on the trails. Saw 4 on June 19th.

We arrived to the hot springs at around 6:40 am and had it all to ourselves until about 7:30 am, it was amazing! We definitely lucked out because as we were hiking out around 8:45 there were a few people at the falls and we passed by several coming down. Got crowded pretty fast. I would recommend going early, I couldn't imagine getting in those hot pots when it was hotter in the day. Also one thing, be prepared for the sulfur smell, I was surprised, it's strong but once you get to the springs, it settles down, But overall, I LOVED the hike, and can't wait to do it again.

Loved this hike... clean trail and worth it to get to the Hot Springs.

One of my favorite hikes with a great reward at the end! Hike is so pretty as it runs right next to the creek most of the time. As you hike up there’s definitely up hill parts, but it also levels out all throughout the trail which is nice. The hot springs themselves are absolutely incredible! Some pools are super hot, some are warm, and some are cool. Very relaxing.

When we went in September, there were so many Dragon flies along the river, which was beautiful with the blue green water the closer we were to the springs - looked enchanting and reminded us of fairies.
The trail was fairly easy. We took our kids ranging from 9 to 17 and they all enjoyed the hike. It is as a pretty hike in the fall with the changing leaves, but after the hike the hot springs were still to hot that time of season. We needed to cool off so we swam in a swimming hole below the springs to cool off.

We loved it! Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because walking between the three pools we got attacked and bitten by lots of little bugs. Probably wouldn’t be an issue outside of summer. The pools were amazing. One was really really warm, one was just warm, and one was like room temperature warm. The warmer the water the clearer the pool. They were so amazing. We had so much fun exploring them. My young kids thought it was so fun to jump off the dock at the cooler pool. Highly recommend. Just bring bug spray if you go in the summer!

Nice trail, well worn. Pretty views. Gets very crowded. Best to go early to mid-morning.. Saw 10 snakes (not rattle) on the trail and around hot springs, just FYI.

Nice moderate hike. We took kids ages 3-12 and they all loved the pools. Total time was about 4 hours. Trail got narrow at a few points but overall it was well maintained.

1 month ago

It’s really amazing. Been there with my friend last year.

Easy, wide trail along the river with relaxing hot springs overlooking a waterfall.

My husband and I completed this hike on June 3.

We camped nearby the night before and woke up at 5 to get an early start. The trail is very easy to follow and is mostly flat with undulating small hills. We never had to stop to catch our breath.

Hot springs were amazing and beautiful. We found one that seemed to be about 90 degrees - perfect for us. Since we went so early, we had it to ourselves for a while, but by the time we were leaving, others had shown up. Only complaint is that we had to clean out beer cans before we soaked. Not cool!

Obviously the main draw of this trail is the hot springs, but the rest of the trail was beautiful as well.

on Mystic Hot Springs

1 month ago

Fun place

Very BEAUTIFUL trail. No signage at trailhead, but just head straight, not across bridge. I’d rate this more on the easy side, but very worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail and lovely hot springs. The reason I am not giving a five star rating is because of the two naked men in the hot springs, one of whom got out and walked around FULLY NAKED in front of my teenage daughters. Please remember that nudity is illegal here. Keep your pants on, for crying out loud.

So fun! Very beautiful hike, but very slippery after the rain.

The trail is really green and beautiful right now! The hot springs were a little crowded but when is it not?:)

Easy hike. Busy, go early for parking spaces. Such a beautiful scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the view of the waterfalls! It was beautiful. The hike was moderate. It took longer than I expected but it was worth it!

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