gold bug hot springs idaho

Goldbug Idaho Natural Hot Spring

This dreamy backcountry natural hot spring is worth every bit of the 1,300 feet of climbing. While it is reachable year round the best time is Fall as the hot summer temps start to drop. The hike follows the warm spring creek and features a steep stone step section shortly before the hot spring.

Directions to trailhead HERE

Best time to go: Fall

Miles roundtrip: 4 miles

Elevation gain: 1,300ft

Along the hike in are several backcountry tent camping spots if you want to turn this into the ultimate backpacking experience.

Our Idaho hot springs are under attack. As the number of visitors have increased so has the TRASH. Hot springs are getting shut down every year so please make it a point to not only pick up the big trash but micro trash as well. If we all do our part we can keep these natural wonders accessible.

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