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Mystic Hot Springs
Monroe Hot Springs
Cooper Hot Springs
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Mystic Hot Springs, December 2010
Location Monroe, Utah
Coordinates 38°37′58.8″N 112°6′34″W / 38.633000°N 112.10944°W / 38.633000; -112.10944Coordinates: 38°37′58.8″N 112°6′34″W / 38.633000°N 112.10944°W / 38.633000; -112.10944
Elevation 5,459 feet (1,664 m)
Type Geothermal spring
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).

History

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Main Springs at Mystic Hot Springs, December 2010

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.

Geology

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.

Water profile

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Old cabins at Mystic Hot Springs, December 2010

The spring water emerges from the ground at 168°F (76°C) and contains calcium carbonate, magnesium, iron and other minerals.

Location

The hot springs are located at 475 East 100 North (38°37′58.8″N 112°6′34″W / 38.633000°N 112.10944°W / 38.633000; -112.10944)

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