Soaking at Red Hill Hot Springs, Utah
Red Hill Hot Springs is a popular soaking destination in central Utah, in Monroe. It consists of four pools, all fed by one very hot water source on top of the mound above the pools. Because this hot springs is free (and also on private property), it gets very crowded especially on weekends. The owners allow people to visit as long as the place is cleaned up after and not destroyed. This is a great place for families looking for a really nice hot springs that you don’t have to hike it.
While dogs are not required to be on-leash I tied Charlie up with his Knot-a-Leash so that he wouldn’t burn his paws while I wasn’t looking, or drink the water. It’s also a good idea to tie up dogs if others are around, as not all people enjoy animals nearby while soaking, and some dogs do not do well in hot water. Normally I would let him soak with me, but we had some driving to do afterwards and I didn’t want to deal with a smelly, wet dog for the rest of the day!
Always wear water shoes (my favorites are Chacos) in natural hot springs – you never know what is lurking at the bottom and I’ve heard horror stories of people slicing their feet on beer bottle glass at the bottom of the pools. Ouch
From Richfield, UT head South on HWY 118, then turn left on E 300 N in Monroe, UT. At the very end of the paved road, it turns to dirt. Continue following this well-graded dirt road until the end, where Red Hill Hot Springs is located. Google maps will try and take you over by Mystic Hot Springs, but don’t follow that! You will end up on a very rocky, rutted road. I’ve linked the map below to the end of the paved road.
There is no hiking, just park at the hot springs.
Whoa, the place to myself?! This is unusual but I did come on a Wednesday morning.
The end of the road. Plenty of parking.
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There are four “pools” that have been created. The lowest in temperature the one at the end, furthest away from the source of the hot water. These two middle pools were in the middle temperature wise. All three of these pools are about 1-2 feet deep.
The upper most pool is the hottest. I couldn’t even get in all the way!
I really wanted to get in, but all I could do was dip my toes in for a few minutes at at time. What a pretty day! This pool is also the deepest at probably 3 feet.
Such a relaxing day by myself!
I love the two streams flowing down into the bottom pool. Feels like such an oasis.
The middle pool has a cool little rock edge on the right, perfect for sitting on.
Once I started to get too hot, Charlie and I explored on top of the mound to view the water source. I kept him on leash when I was soaking and walking around so he wouldn’t step in anything too hot for his paws.
Whew, that’s gotta be hot! Nice view of Monroe, UT from up here.
Just admiring the streams again. So cool!
I had a great time here! Love this little place!
Be sure to carry out any trash you have with you. There were two trashcans but I imagine they get full fast.
If you go to Red Hill, also stop by it’s neighbor, Mystic Hot Springs!
Just a heads up though – when I drove by it was closed due to COVID so call them before trying to go there!