Milford Hot Springs


Mildord Hot Spring, also known as Wild Rose Hot Spring, was a complete surprise when we visited in mid-August. Set off the highway right when you start entering the Craters of the Moon National Monument area, the spring is nearly 4 feet deep, crystal clear, and a perfect soaking temperature. We visited in summer, and I've seen pictures of people there in the winter, so it's apparently a great year round soak. It was busy, and we did share with a couple other cars, so time your visits wisely and you'll be blown away at one of the easiest deep soaks in the state.

Nude To Prude Scale

Nudity Potential At Milford: Keep a suit handy, but why not show the world what ya got when you're this remote?



Personal Notes

Wild Rose (Milford) Hot Spring is free range, so cows and animals are wandering around, careful with dogs and dog-like children.

This spring is also apparently on Private Land, so please use it with respect and don't make the owners regret letting us commoners use it.


Take the ol' GPS to Carey, ID and head towards Craters of the Moon National Monument. After 10 minutes, or approx. 9.8-10 miles you'll see a pull off on the left and a trail going through the lava rock. The path is fairly well done and is only 50 yards or so to the 'hidden' springs.

At A Glance

Region: Sun Valley

Nearest Town: Carey, ID

Usage: Medium

Accessible Seasons:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

Parking Cost: $0

Family Friendly? Yes

Water Temp Range: 96F-100F

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Parking Cost: $

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