This resort was a sort of exemplary hippie hot spring.
The ochre-colored hot water had a significant impact.
The hot springs used by the indigenous Ute, Shoshone, and Paiute tribes became a resting place along the Old Spanish Trail; and the beginning of history.
In 1847, the Society of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) began settling in Utah.
In 1886, the land containing the hot springs was settled by the Cooper family.
In the past, it was called Monroe Hot Springs and had a dance floor in addition to the bathhouse.
After several ownership changes, the property was purchased by producer/artist Mike Ginsberg in 1996, which is how Mystic Hot Springs got started today.
In addition to walk-ins, this resort offers a variety of lodging options and even live concerts.
Guests may be overwhelmed at first by the chaotic atmosphere, but once they learn about the mission of this place, they may come to an agreement.
Mystic Hot Springs creates an authentic environment which raises self-awareness by direct experience with nature, art, and antiquities.Mystic Hot Springs
It is a clear mission, a model of the hippie hot springs unique to the United States.
Among the lodging options are cabins, renovated from crude 19th-century cabins built by Mormon pioneers.
I stayed in a bus.
A total of seven vintage buses and one covered wagon can be reserved online.
Think you wasted your money by spending the night in the cold, old bus?
Or do you find a piece of exciting childhood spirit in yourself?
That decision is left to the guests themselves.
Fortunately, the adjacent bathhouse was clean and it was heated 24 hours a day.
Powerful geothermal activity
The system was changed during COVID-19, and you must reserve and purchase a 2-hour ticket to dip in the water (extra charge).
I was disappointed because in the past I had been able to soak as much as I wanted.
The soaking area was located on the hill behind the facility.
Clothing was required.
Two large concrete pools.
They were filled with murky ochre-colored water with a metallic smell.
The pool in the foreground was 4 feet deep and fed directly through pipes.
The water temp was 106 degrees F, the proper temperature.
The pool in the back was 2 feet deep and the thermal water was dropped from the travertine terrace.
The water temp was lukewarm at 100 degrees F.
At the last visit, as you can see, there was no arched object at the water outlets, but it appeared that modifications had been made.
The geothermal water was structured to come down from the top of the slope through the primitive trenches.
The ditch had branch points that distributed the water to six cast-iron bathtubs.
The temperature of the water in the trench was measured to be 151 degrees F, which was quite hot.
At this point, the water appeared clear, but as oxidation progressed, it became cloudy.
By the time the water reached the tubs through the terrace of precipitates, it had cooled naturally enough.
Personally, I prefer it to be hotter, but it was considered difficult to adjust due to the high temperature of the source.
Some of the bathtubs were incorporated and integrated into the daily growing limestone.
Some cabins drew the natural hot springs water.
Although the area around the source was fenced off and off-limits, it was making its presence felt with its intense steam.
The powerful geothermal activity, with the water temp as high as 169 degrees F at the gushing point, was the heart of Mystic Hot Springs.
Mystic (Monroe/Cooper) Hot Springs, Monroe, Utah, U.S.
Type: Lodging, Walk-in
Rule: Clothing required
Chlorination: Not detected
Water temp: Up to 169 degrees F