Midway Outdoor Adventure!
In Utah's Wasatch Mountains, in the heart of Heber Valley, Midway is the gateway to world class recreation! From easy hikes to extreme mountain biking, this prime location is perfect for beginners up to experts looking for any kind of outdoor adventure!
The Homestead Crater
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Reservations are required for soaking, snorkeling or scuba diving. Please call the activity center: 435-657-3840
One of the most unique activities you’ll ever experience in your lifetime, The Crater is a geothermal spring in a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on our sister property, The Homestead.
Over 10,000 years in the making, The Crater formed when water from snow melting on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit called the Homestead Crater.
The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water at a constant range of 90 – 96 degrees Fahrenheit.
We've created a tunnel through the rock wall at ground level and built decks and a soaking area for guests and the public to access the crystal-clear mineral water. You can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, enjoy a therapeutic soak, or even take a paddleboard yoga class. The Crater is the only warm-water scuba diving destination in the continental US and attracts many diving enthusiasts and those wishing to get certified in a comfortable environment.
You don't have to get wet to have a one-of-a-kind experience inside the Crater. Many guests just enjoy the self-guided Crater tour, the history, geology, and archeology of this unique natural phenomenon.
The grounds at Zermatt Resort are truly unique. From the moment you enter the property, you'll feel like you've stepped into the pages of your favorite Hans Christensen Anderson fairy tale. Our clock chimes echo throughout the valley, heralding your arrival. The cobblestone driveway and Swiss-inspired murals beckon to you from distant lands - and times.
The Heber Valley and Wasatch back is Northern Utah’s premier playground for the outdoor enthusiast. With four-seasons of year round activities and adventures that are awaiting your arrival. Choose from a variety of activities that are available in the local valley and mountains. To book your adventure, please click on the adventure provider icon to see rates or to inquire about reserving your adventure.