Circle of Friends:
Water Hot Spring
Fork Hot Spring
Spanish Fork Canyon
Hot Spring might be the best winter hike in the Wasatch Range. The hike into the Hot
Spring is short enough to be enjoyable for most people and long enough to keep out some of
the riff-raff. Fifth Water Hot Spring is one of the most picturesque Hot Springs you will
ever visit and the water temperature is perfect for a backcountry hot tub. Nothing beats
soaking in a crystal clear wilderness Hot Spring while surrounded by freshly fallen snow.
and Hot Tubbing
The pictures on this web page do
not do justice to the beauty of the area. The pools are bright, clear and full of color.
Water Hot Springs is part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If
you would like more information on joining the "Circle of
Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
The hike into the Hot Springs is approximately one hour each way. The Hot Springs can be
reached year round and are particularly popular on Saturday. Spring and Fall
are the most crowded seasons for visiting the Hot Springs. Good map reading
skills and a GPS are useful. Navigation for this route is easy. Bring plenty of
water since the hike and soaking in the hot tubs can be very dehydrating.
Go prepared to take a
nice soak and don't forget a towel to dry off. The hot springs are popular
with families. Skinny-dipping anywhere in Utah County is illegal and Utah
County has been cracking down on violators, so don't forget your swimming
If you visit the Hot Springs consider taking a small plastic garbage bag and
carrying out more trash than you carry in. The Hot Springs are very clean
and nice but there is always an inconsiderate person who leaves a mess for
others. This is a location, which could remain enchanting for many years
with a little help from us all or become trashed in a hurry. Please provide
a little extra effort to create an enjoyable place to visit.
Winter is my favorite time to soak in the Fifth Water Hot Springs. My family has enjoyed
them when the air temperature was a balmy 6° Fahrenheit.
The Trailhead is located just over one hour from Salt Lake
City and just over 30 minutes from Provo, Utah.
Enjoy a short entertaining video of a trip to Fifth Water Hot Springs. Video
provided by of Dan Burt.
Enjoy a unique drone video of a trip to Fifth Water Hot Springs. Video
provided by of Brett Johnson.