Hot Spring Soaking
"Escape the mundane and immerse yourself in the natural world with a visit to a wild hot spring. These geothermal wonders, found in locations all over the globe, offer a chance to relax and rejuvenate in a beautiful outdoor setting. But as with any outdoor adventure, it's important to practice leave no trace principles to ensure the preservation of these natural wonders for generations to come.
So, where can you find these wild hot springs? They can be found in many different landscapes, from the snowy mountains to the arid desert. Some popular destinations include Yellowstone National Park in the United States, Rotorua in New Zealand, and Pamukkale in Turkey.
But what makes a hot spring "wild"? Wild hot springs are those that are not developed or commercialized, offering a more rustic and natural experience. These springs may not have amenities such as changing rooms or developed pools, but that's part of their charm.
So why visit a wild hot spring? For one, it's a chance to disconnect from technology and daily life and reconnect with nature. The warm, soothing waters are also believed to have health benefits, such as easing muscle tension and improving circulation.
When visiting a wild hot spring, it's important to follow leave no trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. This includes packing out all trash, respecting wildlife and plant life, and not altering the area in any way.
Now that you know the what, where, and why of wild hot springs, it's time to start planning your adventure. Do some research to find a spring in a location that appeals to you, and be sure to follow all leave no trace guidelines to ensure a responsible and enjoyable experience for all."
Here's some of our favorite hot springs
Bear Creek Hot Springs
Irwin, Idaho9.8 miles S of Irwin, Idaho
Bear Creek Hot Springs is a 15 mile out and back trail with a hot spring at the end. The trail is not well marked and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and primarily used for...Backpack, Camp, Hike, Horseback, Hot Springs, Mountain Bike
Meadow Hot Spring
Meadow, Utah5.4 miles W of Meadow, Utah
The springs are located on private property but the owners have been gracious enough to allow public access. As always, please be gracious respectful in return and if you pack it in, pack it out....Hot Springs, Swim 4.7 mi
Fifth Water Hot Springs
Provo, Utah19.0 miles SE of Provo, Utah
AKA Diamond Fork Hot Springs A beautiful drive and a 2.5 mile hike along the river will end you at an amazing set of hot springs that's well worth the trip. There's a variety of...Backpack, Camp, Hike, Hot Springs, Mountain Bike, Swim