Bonneville Hot Springs


Be careful walking around this area, the water from the source is hot enough to burn your (or your pet's) feet and skin.


Bonneville Hot Springs is much loved, due to its proximity to a campground and several other hot springs along Highway 21.

When first arriving, watch for campers on the way in. The trailhead for the spring is located at the end of Bonneville Campground. At the trailhead you'll pay for parking and then start the short hike into the springs. The hike is very pretty, think meadows and some dense woods.

During the winter you'll have to park at the entrance and snowshoe in, which can be extremely fun! As always, watch yourself when in the backcountry in winter.

At the springs, you'll find a shack with a bathtub and down the hill to the river are several pools that are built up more during certain times of the year. It's a good soak and worth a trip!

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Nudity Potential At Bonneville: Hike in hot springs always have more chance of skin, but this one is pretty popular too, so watch out.




Bonneville Hot Springs is located about 95 miles from Boise. Head up towards Lowman, ID either through Idaho City or Banks. When you get to the 'T" in Lowman, you're almost exactly 20 miles from arriving. Continue up towards Stanley, and after a little less than 20 miles you'll see the pull off for Bonneville on the left. In the summer you can drive into the campground and park at the end. In the winter, you're snowshoeing on it! Either way, follow the road to the end and then take the trail the rest of the way (It should be fairly obvious where to go either way).

At A Glance

Region: Garden Valley

Nearest Town: Lowman, ID

Usage: High

Accessible Seasons:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

Parking Cost: $5

Family Friendly? Yes

Water Temp Range: 85F-110F

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