Frenchmans Bend Hot Springs


Our first visit to Frenchman's Bend Hot Spring was a quick one, due to the 5 other cars there and a decent looking, but somewhat small pool. Although there appeared to be a young giggling bachelorette party there, my girlfriend didn't want to stay for some reason, so we took off. If you can find this hot spring with little to no people there, it would be a definite treat, especially if you're staying in the Ketchum, or Wood River Valley area.

Nude To Prude Scale

Nudity Potential At Frenchmans Bend: It could go either way here probably, but it is really popular, so not if you're bashful.




Located about 10.4 miles from the main road in Ketchum. Coming from the South, take a left onto 10th St. and head towards the mountain. You'll quickly take a right onto Warm Springs Rd. and drive the remaining ~10.3 miles which will weave through the back areas of Ketchum into more rugged territory. The road quickly becomes dirt and snow covered (in winter obviously). You'll see a parking area on the right, probably with cars. Park here and walk up the road a bit and look down towards the river, you'll see the hot springs pools down there.

At A Glance

Region: Sun Valley

Nearest Town: Sun Valley, ID

Usage: Medium

Accessible Seasons:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

Parking Cost: $0

Family Friendly? Yes

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Parking Cost: $

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