There’s No Better Place To Be Than These 8 Hot Springs In Idaho

Here in Idaho, the best way to experience our great outdoors is to, well, get outdoors. But what better way to relax and drink up one of our millions of stunning views than to literally soak it in from one of the Gem State’s dozens of hidden, mountain hot springs?

There isn’t one.

Hot springs are geothermally heated pools, often formed from hot trickling streams and waterfalls emerging directly from the earth’s crevices. For this reason, as the water pours over rocks and dissolves natural solids, hot springs can also boast mineral and rehabilitative properties, making them a free — or nearly free — rejuvenating spa experience. So whether beating the chill on a crisp, winter day or planning a relaxing summer getaway weekend, pack a swimsuit (or not), grab some friends, and check out one of these 8 Idaho hot springs, ranging from developed resort-style havens to remote natural pools.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Hot springs. Are. AHHHmazing. With hundreds of natural pools tucked into every nook and cranny of our landscape, these 8 springs are just a taste of all that Idaho has to offer, but for conservation and overcrowding reasons, we locals sometimes like to keep the absolute best spots to ourselves. So whether your personal fave made the list or not, just be sure to respect nature and keep your human footprint light so that these natural wonders will last for years to come.

What do you think — do you have a favorite must-visit hot spring in Idaho?