Hike to Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs

10 Miles Round Trip - Out-and-Back Trail

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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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10 Miles
Out-and-Back Trail

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Nice Hike, Small Springs

To get there just take Diamond Fork to where it ends. The hike was amazing, the view is perfect along the way and nothing too hard. Make sure you go on less crowded time and day to "secure" a spot on the springs, they're pretty small and there's a lot of people. Overall great outdoor activity.

Loved This

Loved this! The only thing was that the road up was closed due to snow so the round trip hike ended up being 14 miles. Luckily we love hiking so it went well. I'd recommend hanging out in the first springs you get to for a bit and then definitely going further up and enjoying those. Great place to go in the cold.

Overcrowded with Nudests!

Way too many people there now, and many of them think it is OK to break the law and swim naked there. booooo!