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Goldbug Hot Springs Trail

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 5.0 (1)

A short picturesque hike to a tranquil hot spring with a spectacular view.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

5,283' 1,610 m

High

4,423' 1,348 m

Low

903' 275 m

Up

43' 13 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

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Features Fall Colors · Hot Spring · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

Follow this dry rocky trail to one of the prime hot spring destinations in the western Montana and northeastern Idaho area. The trail is fairly worn, with significant erosion close to the hotsprings from heavy use and trail cutting.

Tread carefully in the steeper sections and a the rock scree toward the end of the hike. You'll pass through thick areas of sage with spectacular yellows of the aspens and cottonwoods along the creek in the fall. At the end, you'll be greeted with several natural hot spring pools in which to relax and take in the scenery. Go early- this is a popular trail!

Flora & Fauna

Deer, small mammals, birds

Contacts

Land Manager: BLM Idaho - Salmon

Shared By:

McCaide Wooten

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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#1

in Salmon

#139

in Idaho

#3,369

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Sep 30, 2021
Josh Littlefield
3.6mi — 1h 45m
May 30, 2021
Heather Wiscombe