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Utah Crater Packages

*Must book 10 days in advance. $13 per person for crater soak and swim (must put the number of people that want to swim in the number of guests) Must be at least 10 years old.



This naturally occurring geothermal hot pot is a must-see in Midway, Utah

Midway is full of natural beauty and outdoor recreation destinations. After visiting Wasatch Mountain State Park, be sure to make a stop at the Homestead Crater, one of Midway’s most famous landmarks. Located just across the road from Zermatt Utah, it’s within easy reach for a quick daytime excursion.


What is the Utah Crater?

With 90 degree water and depths of 65 feet, the Crater is a unique geological destination for scuba divers and swimmers alike. Formed thousands of years ago, this natural pool located within a domed limestone structure is fed by a natural hot spring rich in minerals. Fed by rain and snowmelt from the Wasatch Range west of Midway, these springs are fed by pure groundwater. Enjoy a calming soak or adventurous scuba dive in summer or winter, as the natural hot springs keep the pool comfortable all year round.


What are the Midway hot springs?

Midway is home to several naturally occurring hot springs that form “hot pots” in crater-like depressions in the earth. The Homestead Crater is the largest and most well-known hot spring or hot pot in Midway.


How deep is the Crater in Midway, Utah?

The Crater is about 65 feet deep and is 400 feet wide at the bottom, giving plenty of room for scuba divers to explore the geothermal hot pot. The cave above soars 55 feet overhead and features a natural skylight at the top that brings sunlight into the Crater.


Is the Homestead Crater free?

Yes and no. Taking a self-guided tour of the Crater is free and no tickets are needed. However, to get in and experience the water, you will need to reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket.


How much does it cost to go to the Crater?

If you decide to enjoy the warm waters of the Crater, you’ll need to buy a ticket. The Homestead Resort, where the Crater is located, sells tickets based on the type of activity you’d like to do. Swim/soak, scuba diving, or snorkeling options are available. For a discounted price, you can purchase your tickets directly from Zermatt. However, please be aware that tickets must be purchased 10 days in advance of your visit.


Crater Experience Packages from Zermatt

Purchase your tickets for a 40-minute soak and swim for just $13 per person. Please note: all guests who wish to swim must purchase a ticket and be at least 10 years old.


Do you need reservations to visit the Homestead Crater in Midway?

Yes. Reservations are necessary as space is limited.


When is the Crater open to visitors?

The Crater is open 7 days a week.

Hours of operation are:

Monday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


How do I get to the Homestead Crater?

The Crater is just a quick 5-minute walk from Zermatt Utah. Exit through the main entrance of the resort and continue on Bluff Drive across Homestead Drive. The road will dead-end in a parking lot where signs will point you toward the Crater just a few steps away.

If driving from central Salt Lake City, get on I-15 S/I-80 E from 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Follow I-80 E and US-189/US-40 E and exit on River Road in Wasatch County. At the roundabout, continue onto 1050 North. Turn left onto Homestead Drive and then left on Bluff Road to access the Crater’s parking area.