Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs - Hike and Hot Springs near Salmon, Idaho
129 Warm Springs Rd, Salmon, ID 83467, USA,Salmon,Idaho
44.89829561929288, -113.955507427454
19.4 miles S of Salmon, Idaho
Address: 129 Warm Springs Rd, Salmon, ID 83467, USA
GPS: 44°53'53.9"N 113°57'19.8"W
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State: Idaho


Hike and Hot Springs

Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Salmon, Idaho that features rock laid hot springs up on the hill. The first little bit of the trail is private property that they're kind enough to allow guests on. Please be respectful of that privilege. The trail is often used through the winter as well and warmer months.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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Be careful. Pay attention to posted signs and always test the waters before you get in. Some hot springs can get up to boiling temperatures. Be sure to drink plenty of water to combat the dehydrating effect of the spring. Be respectful of other soakers and the hot spring. Don't hog the pool. Camp at least 200 yards away and keep fires in designated areas. Keep your pets out of the water and never pee in thermal feature. Glass bottles should never go near a hot spring.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Salmon, Idaho

  1. Head southwest on S St Charles St toward Van Dreff St (440 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Lena St (226 ft)
  3. Turn right onto Union Ave (0.5 mi)
  4. Turn right onto US-93 S/S Challis St
    Continue to follow US-93 S
    (22.4 mi)
  5. Turn left onto Warm Springs Rd (0.4 mi)

Park along the road near the trailhead. The trail follows the creek East up the canyon. It's pretty easy to follow.

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