The Bath Tubs of Mystic Hot Springs

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At Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah, hot water comes out from deep underground at a scalding 75 degrees degrees Celsius at a rate of about 200 gallons per minute. The water travels through a long channel, cooling as it flows, and distributed to various locations across the property. By the time it reaches the two concrete pools and eight vintage bath tubs, it was cooled to a comfortable 37-43 degrees. Hundreds of tourists come here to soak in the mineral rich waters.

The eight huge, claw-footed tubs are perched at the top of the hill from where one can have stunning views of the valley below. Each tub is cleaned and filled with fresh water daily, and the lower pools are refilled with fresh water once or twice weekly.

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The water that leaves the pools and tubs, flows into 5 tropical fish ponds, which are kept at about 24 degrees Celsius all year long. This makes it possible to keep exotic tropical fish like Koi, Mollies, African cichlids, and guppies.

The site was originally called Monroe Hot Springs. It began as a wooden box that Thomas Cooper and his wife, who settled in the area in 1882, built to collect hot water from the springs and use it as a soaking pool. Later, around 1905, a building was erected. There was a dance floor, an indoor swimming pool, and many dressing rooms. Many people came from miles around by horse and buggy to enjoy soaking and dancing.

Today, the site is known as Mystic Hot Springs and is managed by Mike Ginsburg, who acquired the property 19 years ago.

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