Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Check back for another experience to check off your list.

Snow is on the ground, but that's no reason to pass up a dip in Utah's natural waters—especially if it's nice and steamy.

The Crater at the Homestead Resort in Midway is a geothermal spring hidden in a 55-foot-tall beehive shaped hill with a hole at the top, which formed over 10,000 years as melting snow from the Wasatch seeped into the ground and heated by the earth's interior, made its way to the surface. And going into these waters is essential for any Utahn.

The resort created a tunnel through the hill for easy access to the crater's water, which is 90–96 degrees. Guests swim, snorkel or just enjoy a therapeutic dip. You can even get your scuba diving certification at The Crater.


12–8 p.m., Monday–Thursday
10 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday and Saturday
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday

Call 435-657-3840 for reservations. Guests are asked to check in at the Homestead's Acitivity Center about 15 minutes prior to the activity. Click here for more information.

Missed our other posts in the How to be a Utahn series? Here they are:

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's