Mystic Hot Springs facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMystic Hot Springs
|Monroe Hot Springs
Cooper Hot Springs
Mystic Hot Springs, December 2010
|Elevation||5,459 feet (1,664 m)|
|Discharge||200 gallons per minute|
|Temperature||168°F / 76°C|
|Location of Mystic Hot Springs within the State of Utah##Location of Mystic Hot Springs within the United States|
Mystic Hot Springs, also known as Monroe Hot Springs and Cooper Hot Springs are located in northeastern Monroe, Utah. The hot mineral water emerges from the spring at 168 °F (76 °C). The water flows into two smaller pools with temperatures between 92 and 102 °F (33 and 39 °C).
The hot mineral springs were used by the local indigenous peoples including the Ute, Piute, Shoshone and their ancestors. Early settlers used the springs later, as they were a stop on the Old Spanish Trail. In 1886, Thomas Cooper and his family homesteaded the land on which the springs are located. In 1905 the Coopers built a bathhouse. Later the property was developed to include a dance hall and cabins. In 1930, a Mr. Farnsworth purchased the property and led the house band during events in the dance hall. In the 1970s the structures were renovated, and in 1995, the name was changed from Monroe Hot Springs to Mystic Hot Springs. Mike Ginsburg purchased the property in 1996, and the tradition of music concerts continued at the springs.
The hydrothermal system is located within the zone of activity of the Sevier Fault. The geothermally heated water has mixed with minerals in the surrounding rocks, creating rust-colored travertine terraces.
The hot springs are located at 475 East 100 North ()
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