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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Vino

Crater Swim

The Homestead Crater, also known as the Homestead Caldera, is a geothermal spring located in Midway, Utah. It is a natural wonder that has attracted visitors for over a century due to its unique and beautiful features. The crater is approximately 55 feet tall and 400 feet wide and contains a mineral-rich pool of warm water that stays at a constant temperature of around 90-96 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.

The Homestead Crater is a geologic formation that was created over 10,000 years ago when mineral-rich water began seeping through the earth's surface and building up layers of limestone. The accumulation of limestone eventually created a dome-shaped structure, which has been eroded over time to create the crater we see today. The crater is known for its stunning turquoise water, created by the sunlight filtering through the water and reflecting off the white limestone walls. Visitors can swim, scuba dive, or take a relaxing soak in the mineral-rich water, which is believed to have therapeutic properties that can soothe sore muscles and relieve stress. The Homestead Crater is truly a unique and beautiful natural wonder that is worth visiting for anyone interested in geology, nature, or relaxation.

Things to know

  • Reservations required.

  • Swimming/Soak $15-$18. Depending on the day of the week. 40 minute swim time

  • Certified Divers $22-$27. Depending on the day of the week. 1hr swim time Includes set up and take down. Full gear rental is $30 or can do each item individually for $10.


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