When most people hear about Park City, they might think of winter sports and events. But even though Park City boasts some of the most spectacular ski resorts in the U.S., it is so much more than a winter wonderland. One of the most unique things you can do in Park City, either summer or winter, is visit the Homestead Crater Geothermal Pool.
With a name like Homestead Crater, you might expect to find a craggy depression next to a little farmhouse. What you’ll find instead looks more like a giant anthill than what you might typically consider to be a crater. What you’ll find inside, however, is a one-of-a-kind experience. The Homestead Crater has been forming over the last 10,000 years as snow from the Wasatch Mountains melts into the earth, is geothermically heated, and then percolates up collecting minerals that eventually formed the 55 foot high mineral dome that covers the geothermal pool. Water filters into the pool through an aquifer, keeping the water constantly clean and warm. This dome has a hole right at the top, letting in fresh air and natural light, while the heated water keeps the inside of this natural wonder a balmy 90-95 degrees.
While some might be adventurous enough to repel into the crater, a ground-level tunnel leading to a custom deck has been created for those who might not want the extra adrenaline rush. Once you’re in the pool you can enjoy a therapeutic soak in the mineral-rich waters. You can also swim, snorkel, or even scuba dive in the only warm scuba diving destination in the continental U.S. If you’re really looking for a unique experience, you could even try a paddle board bikram yoga class that will challenge your sense of balance.
While taking advantage of the unique experiences the Homestead Crater offers, you might consider staying in Abode at Pinnacle in scenic Deer Valley, UT.
This fabulous, conveniently located rental properties to make your next visit to Park City one you’ll never forget.