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There’s A Natural Hot Springs Trail In Idaho And It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of

Did you know Idaho has more natural hot springs than any other state in the country? The geologic wonders of our state are simply incredible, which makes the Gem State the perfect place to kick back and soak! And really, there’s no better way to relax in nature than at a healing hot spring, especially as the weather starts to cool off. Out among the trees and wildlife, breathing in the fresh air, hiking through the countryside, and finally lowering yourself into a steaming pool of warm water flowing directly from the earth is a simple pleasure that is hard to beat.

But Idaho also has something a little extra thrown in that will make all of your dreams come true: an “official” cross-country hot springs trail that will take roadtripping to a whole new level. It’s called the Idaho Soaktennial Trail…and you’ll absolutely love it. Get ready to melt your cares away on what will be no doubt the most relaxing vacation of your life!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for an extended vacation! With the crisp, colorful beauty of fall weather in full swing, this cross-country trail is beyond perfect for a memorable autumn adventure – just don’t forget to pack a tent! To get more detailed trial guide info be sure to check out Zoner’s original “thru-soaker’s” Hot Springs Trail Almanac for a more comprehensive journey. For additional hot springs (both natural and man-made) in Idaho, check out our lists here and here.

What do you think? Is this trail a bucket list must-do, or what?

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and cat enthusiast who digs Idaho sunsets and spontaneous nature walks. When not basking in Idaho's awesomeness for Only In Your State, you can find me lovingly concocting environmental goodness at TheBlueReview.org.