Relax in the Saratoga Hot Springs

Utah Saratoga Springs Parking

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The Saratoga Hot Springs, located just off the northwest side of Utah Lake is a perfectly heated hot springs. The hot springs have easy parking and are open all year round.

Awesome all year round, but one of the best places to chill out during winter. The water is just hot enough to feel amazing and escape from the cold. This place is public and not supervised. It does close from 10pm-6am and police have been known to pass by and enforce it.

Pulling in to the parking lot, just take the first pathway which goes out past the bathrooms. Follow it for about 10 minutes and you will see the pool on the left. It's really easy to access and the hike is a quick walk. This is an awesome place to take a date or to recover after a long day of hiking. You can hang out here for hours; the water is less smelly than most hot springs and it doesn't get too crowded. Weekends do tend to get more crowded than weekdays.

You can get some awesome views of the sunset as well. If you go in the winter, make sure you take a backpack to keep all your stuff in. It's also a good to have a tarp to lay your stuff on because it can get very muddy around hot springs.

Pack List

  • Towel
  • Drinks/water
  • Swimsuit
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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Activities:

Chillin, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Hot Springs
Romantic
Scenic

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7 months ago

Fun for a quick trip. For more scenery, visit the Fifth Water Hot Springs.

We went with a group during the day. The hot springs are a short walk from the parking lot and are quite easy to find. While I didn't think the springs were the most beautiful I'd ever been too, it is nice that they are quite easily accessible. It would be cool to go back at night to stargaze while there. The springs are pretty shallow as well.

7 months ago

about 1 year ago

Cool Adventure

Really cool place. Warm water and cool people. The water doesn't even smell bad!!! At the deepest point the water is only about belly deep on a 6 foot man, so don't expect to swim but it's a great place to chill with friends meet new friends. Don't stay past 10:00!!!!!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

a blast!

this is such a fun place to go and relax at. We followed the directions written and we found it with no problems. (400 s is not a light just FYI) I went at night and it was great, definitely bring glow sticks, some people gave us theirs and it was awesome! also it is definitely family friendly- winter is the best time to go!!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Follow Eric's Directions

GPS brought us to a community pool just down the road so pay attention to the directions in the comments. We stopped here on a road trip. It was a perfect quick little adventure along the way. Made a day of driving much more fun! Short walk and a cool spot right off the highway.

over 1 year ago

about 2 years ago

there are definitely better hot springs in my opinion. check out Fifth Water Hot Springs.

about 2 years ago

about 2 years ago

Take glowsticks if you go at night! It's super cool.

about 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

Best in the winter.

over 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

one of my favorite spots

over 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

Directions can be a little confusing with the GPS so here it is step by step. Take the American Fork Main St/ Pioneer crossing exit off the I-15 and head West for about 10 minutes until you get to Redwood Rd. Turn left and after you go through 2 stop lights, you will see a road on the Left, 400S. Turn here and go down until it dead ends at Saratoga Rd. Make a left and then your first right will be the parking lot for the hot springs.

over 2 years ago

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Instagram: @bennettfilm Videographer, Photographer from San Diego, CA currently living in Provo, UT

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