West Pass Hot Springs

General Description: Bath tubs on a hillside near an old mine
General Location: Southeast of Stanely in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Pool Type: Bath Tubs
Pool Temps: Very Hot (104° - 106° F)
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Accessibility: May through November, because the road is closed Dec 1 to May 1
Restrictions: None
Elevation: 6800 feet.
Distance from road: 0.01 mile.
Map Reference: Sawtooth National Recreation Area Map, or Ryan Peak ID USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

The Hot Spring:

  At West Pass Hot Spring 112 degree F water is supplied by hoses from the old mine to three bath tubs pirched up on the hill above West Pass Creek.  The water temperature is controled by taking the source out of the pool to let the water cool.  Always leave the tubs empty with the source hose out of the tubs when you are leaving to keep algae from growing in the tubs.  The water has a decent sulphur smell and a green color but it is also nice and hot.  The soak is not as nice as Bowery Hot Spring but camping is allowed in the parking area above the tubs, unlike at Bowery.

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