Russian John Hot Springs


Last winter we searched for Russian John Hot Spring for 30 minutes, going back and forth down Highway 75. We eventually gave up and realized that it's probably just not a spring for the colder months. This was confirmed when we went back in the summer and it was easy to find, and also only just warm enough for Summer soaks.

The pool itself is just off the highway, but hidden behind some strategically placed logs. Approx 12' in diameter, it was occupied by 2 older men with tales of songs in Thai restaurants in Boise.

Nude To Prude Scale

Nudity Potential At Russian John: Pretty good chance of seeing some nudes here.




From Sun Valley, the drive is only 20 minutes out and definitely before you hit Galena. About 16.5 miles out of Ketchum, start looking for a pull out on the left (see pictures for the size of it, it's large). If you hit a road that keeps going more than a hundred yards, you're on the wrong one, and it may be just a few feet away on the highway towards Sun Valley.

At A Glance

Region: Sun Valley

Nearest Town: Sun Valley, ID

Usage: Medium

Accessible Seasons:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Parking Cost: $0

Family Friendly? Yes

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