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Meadow Hot Springs is a beautiful natural hot spring in Utah. It’s one of my favorite hot springs I’ve ever been to, and no surprise, it’s one of the most popular in all of Utah.
In this post we’ll cover:
- how to get to Meadow Hot Springs
- important things to know
- what to bring
Getting to Meadow Hot Springs
Meadow Hot Spring is located just south of Fillmore, Utah, and it’s only a few minutes from I-15, making it an easy detour on your way to or from Salt Lake City!
- Drive Time: 2.5 hrs from Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Driving directions
There are no signs, but I thought the springs were really easy to find.
The dirt road was well maintained, and I think in good weather, it should be fine for most vehicles.
Once you park, you’ll see the muddy road/trail pictured above. It looks like vehicles did drive further down this road, but it was super muddy when we went.
The walk to the hot spring from where we parked took just a few minutes.
It was nice to not see cars when you’re actually in the hot spring, so I didn’t mind the walk at all.
I would say it was about 1/4 of a mile at most. I changed in the car and walked down in my bathing suit and towel.
About Meadow Hot Springs in Utah
- First off, it’s important to note that Meadow Hot Spring is located on private property. The owners currently allow free access, but make sure you read and obey any posted signs.
- There are no bathrooms.
- I think it goes without saying, but also make sure you pack out all of your belongings and trash. When I went, the area was pretty clean, but I talked with some people who said that they picked up tons of trash earlier. So sad.
- There are no trash cans on-site.
- There are 3 different soaking areas. The main hot spring (shown in the photos) is the deepest and hottest. I did not walk to the other pools. I was told they’re not as hot and that they have a bit more algae.
- At the main hot spring, you’ll find clear deep water hovering around 100°F.
- The hot spring is accessible year-round and dog-friendly.
- Be careful and act responsibly when you’re swimming. People have died here.
- I think this hot spring can get pretty crowded, especially on the weekends. I wouldn’t go expecting complete solitude, however, if you’re willing to venture to one of the other hot spring pools, there might be fewer people.
What to Bring to Meadow Hot Springs
- plenty of drinking water
- bathing suit
- towel – like this packable microfiber towel
- sunscreen – there’s no shade
- additional clothing layers to change into when you’re done swimming
- water shoes (if you don’t want to touch the algae)
- goggles if you want to dive down into the hot spring
- GoPro with a floating hand grip if you want to film underwater and take photos!
Nearby Things to Do
As I mentioned above, a soak in this Utah hot spring is a great activity to add-on to a longer trip.
I stopped here on my way down to Snow Canyon State Park in Southern Utah. It would also be an awesome stop after a good backpacking trip in Zion National Park.
I hope you have a relaxing soak and really enjoy this beautiful hole in the Earth!
If you have any questions as you’re planning, just ask me in the comments.