Located near the quaint recreation towns of Cascade and Donnelly, deep within Central Idaho's rugged mountains, lies Gold Fork Hot Springs. I actually saw people drinking massive amounts of water right out of the hot springs on this trip! I know Gold Fork has some of the best quality of water around, but really? The water feels a little different here, heavier, and softer.
A short video of a trip to Trail Creek Hot Springs; located near Warm Lake, NE of Cascade in Idaho. Clip date: 03.12.06
Features the hike and hot pools of the famed Skinnydipper Hot Springs located in south-central Idaho. Featuring music from 'The Crappy Old String Band'.
A long forgotten warm springs located in the Boise National Forest near Cascade, Idaho. Bernard, also known as Smalley, was at one time a full-fledged hot springs resort. The pool today lies in the remnants of the resort's foundation.
Backpacking to remote hot springs in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness; the largest block of protected wilderness in the lower 48.
Candid interviews with the Bourne Ultimatum Producer and Matt Damon at the Advanced Screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho.
North of Crouch, Idaho and on the far side of the Middle Fork Payette River next to Idaho's busiest Forest Service Road lies a beautiful sight... Rocky Canyon Hot Springs. If you can stand all of the people, non-stop dirt road traffic and river ford you are in for a treat.
At the end of a short hike through the Boise National Forest you will find one of Idaho's most unique hot springs. There is so much flow at Vulcan that the US Department of Energy has been salivating over it's geothermal potential for years. I've heard many a rumor that uncle Sam wants to develop the Vulcan complex into a geothermal power plant. Let's hope that doesn't happen! Vulcan Hot Springs used to have a couple different soaking options. Now there is primarily one. There are others, but because of the design of the main pool, difficulty awaits for the opportunist soaker. The main pool pool is huge. Without a doubt the largest in Idaho. Almost too large if you ask me, I'm worried that there is too much slow moving water. And yes, Red Spider Mites AKA Chiggers are active at this hot springs, but in low amounts. Just keep your clothing and towel away from the hot springs area.
Overview of a rare spring trip to Juntura Hot Springs in southeast Oregon. I say rare because usually rain and spring runoff make this area completely unavailable the majority of the spring season. Video covers the highway turnoff, drive into, river ford and hot springs pool.
Features private hot springs soaking pool, 2 outdoor pools, the exterior of the complex and other private pools, geodesic domes, alligators and camping area. Pretty sweet soak, the private pools are cleaned after each use, and the outdoor pools were clean as well. The geodesic domes were way cool, and can be rented out for camping.