Last week around the 4th of July we got to go visit Mystic Hot Springs! Which are located in Monroe, Utah. I have seen lots of pictures on Pinterest, as well as Instagram of the famous “bathtub hot springs.” It wasn’t until my friend Kayla started talking about them, that we realized it was only going to be 10 minutes from where we were headed for the 4th of July! So we decided to make a stop at the hot springs on our way! (so thanks Kayla!)
Let me tell you everything you need to know about these Pinterest-worthy hot springs! Make sure to buy passes before hand online (soaking tickets are $15 per adult and $7.50 per child — valid for 6 hours after check-in), bring your own towel, drink lots of water, and make sure you bring shoes/sandals that you are okay with getting wet and even a little muddy. There are bathrooms where you can change into your swimsuit as well, so don’t worry about having to change before getting there.
Mystic Hot Springs also offers lodging if you are wanting to stay super close to the hot springs. You can stay in these vintage buses, or their cabins which are both located on-site. Let me tell you something that might surprise you before you get there. If I had to describe this place in one word it would be hippie/boho. All of the decor and vibe is hippie. Which adds to the fun atmosphere of the hot springs, but I will say I wasn’t expecting that when we walked in. You can take a look inside all of the buses here and get more info on stays there!
There are a variety of different pools and tubs located at the Mystic Hot Springs you can enjoy. They have a shallow pool, a deeper pool, as well as 5 bath tubs to soak in. The bath tubs were my absolute favorite part, because they are integrated into the rock which makes them look so unique! There is also a range of temperatures throughout the different pools and tubs; so I would recommend dipping your hand or toe in before taking the plunge. It is really like taking a nice relaxing bath out in this beautiful area! Honestly, you could have given me a book and I would have soaked for hours!
The hot springs are built into the hill side and look almost like they just popped up over night! Like they were just there all along! If you are planning on getting in and out of the tubs to try a few (which I recommend doing), make sure to bring shoes/sandals you’re okay with getting wet, and maybe even a little muddy.
Since we did go at the beginning of July, I was expecting the hot summer weather! (Try 90 degrees)…So once the sun started to go down it felt really nice! We showed up around 7:00pm to check in and it was HOT. The lady at the front desk was very nice and made it such a pleasant experience! She explained where everything was and what to expect.
It was very warm that day and I was nervous about getting in the HOT SPRINGS with it being so hot. So instead of heading to the hot springs right away, we got changed and decided to explore the area a little bit. We made sure to check out all the buses you can lodge in, which were actually super cute! They even have couches, furniture and lights on the inside to make them cozy.
We finally decided to get in the hot springs at around 8:30pm when the temperature started to go down. The bathtubs are surrounded in this beautiful red rock! So as the sun was setting it really looked like the rocks were on fire! You can see some of the stunning images below.
I was a little surprised that we didn’t see more people. When we arrived at 7:00pm we were the only people there besides one local guy for at least an hour and a half! A few more people showed up at 9:00, but not nearly as many as I had thought! It was a very relaxing oasis in the middle of the desert. I would love to go back when it gets colder, or even snows! I have seen so many beautiful photos of these hot springs with snow on the ground! Plus, imagine how amazing that would feel during cold weather. *sigh*
It was such a fun experience and I love discovering new places like this! I feel like it is so important to explore places that are in your own backyard. I can’t wait to share more beautiful places that are in Utah! Colin and I are having so much fun this year rediscovering Utah. I hope if you ever get the chance to be in the Southern Utah area, that you get to visit these unique hot springs and have fun!