Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs

Utah County, Utah

based on 20 reviews



4.63 miles

Elevation Gain

663 ft

Route Type



Added by Jacob Moon

This up to 10 mile round trip hike (during the winter due to road closure) leads past 3 scenic waterfalls to Diamond Fork's natural pools. Try to get to the springs early if you want a smaller crowd – be ready for nude bathers.

When you hike out to Diamond Fork aka Fifth Water hot springs, get ready for an amazing experience! The lower fall is visible from the main pool. If you want to continue to go further up the creek, you will run into the second fall, which is the most photogenic of them all. There are also two pools en route to the second fall. If you choose to continue a bit further, you’ll run into the last waterfall.

While in the pools, you can move around to different parts of the pool to adjust the temperature. The water in the pools is clean, but does have a slight stench of sulfur. Legally, you’re not supposed to take a soak in the nude, but be aware that some people go for it.

During the winter this is a great spot to head to. The snow is usually pretty packed down, so you won’t need snowshoes to make it to the hot springs. Keep in mind that you will need a 4x4 to get to the trailhead.

It can be accessed: get off on the state route 6 EAST towards Price, UT from I-15. Following this road until a turn off, on the left hand side called Diamond Fork Road. Travel about 11 miles to get the the trailhead.

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Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs Reviews

perfect example of why the internet has doomed fragile critical ecosystems. start with the overfilled parking lot, move on to a trail four times wider than necessary. illegal and improperly placed campfires everywhere. dogs off leashes disturbing wildlife. litter. clothes. towels. sketchy creek crossings, endless trailblazers creating massive erosion by cutting across non-trail areas. i can only imagine the weekends with loud music and alcohol induced debauchery. tragic example of human waste.

I was inspired to visit here as a drone photographer in the fall because of the Milky blue water and fall foliage colors. It did not disappoint. There are numerous hot pools to soak in and it was simply beautiful

The trail is closed, I don’t know if it’s due to COVID-19 but there’s a lot of signs posted. There were quite a few cars parked and people returning from the springs regardless. We spoke to two of them and they told us the springs are gorgeous and it’s worth taking the risk.

Is the road to the trailhead closed right now due to the snow???

Great place, nice hiking and beautiful hot spring

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