January 27, 2024 at 6:20pm | Alexandra McEwen

Midway has a unique geological marvel that captivates the hearts of adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike—the Homestead Crater.

This natural wonder is a hidden gem. 

The Homestead Crater is a geothermal spring encased within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock. 

Formed over thousands of years, this one-of-a-kind crater is the result of mineral-rich water percolating through the earth's crust, creating a unique geothermal spring that maintains a consistent temperature of around 90 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit (32 to 36 degrees Celsius). 

Residents and visitors alike, love the crater's mineral-rich waters are believed to have therapeutic properties, making it a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.

One of the most captivating aspects of the Homestead Crater is the opportunity for visitors to swim and soak in its warm, crystal-clear waters.  Imagine immersing yourself in a geothermal spring located within the heart of a limestone rock—a surreal experience that combines the beauty of nature with the comfort of a soothing hot spring. 

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, the Homestead Crater offers scuba diving opportunities. 

The crater's depth reaches around 65 feet, and its warm waters provide an ideal environment for underwater exploration. Divers can expect to be amazed at the unique geological formations, including submerged rocks and mineral deposits, creating an otherworldly landscape beneath the surface. Scuba diving in the Homestead Crater is a one-of-a-kind adventure that appeals to both beginner and experienced divers.

Midway is a small quaint little town in northwestern Wasatch County, located in the Heber Valley, approximately 3 miles west of Heber City and 28 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, on the opposite side of the Wasatch Mountains.

If living in Midway is on your dream list, we don't blame you, it's one of our favorite places in Utah to live. The average price of a home in Midway is 1.3  million. You can start your Midway home search here - or call or text our team at 801.389.8975 and we'll show you around.


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