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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Awesome hike! Beautiful on the way up and these photos don't lie. The colors you see in the water are breathtaking.

I finally went out to Diamond Fork in February this year for the first time, and had a ton of fun! There was some snow coverage on the trail, but not much. Where there was snow, it was more like ice, so on any incline/decline, we had to be very careful. Two things I would add to the pack list are water shoes, like Keens or Chacos (sometimes you step on a sharp rock, or worst, a hot water seep, where you can get burned), and a head lamp (obviously depends on when you plan on being out there).