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Hot Springs and Hot Pools of IdahoAuthor: momoftwo (More Trip Reviews by momoftwo)
Date of Trip: January 2001
Directions: On ID 75, 30 yards south of mile marker 146, turn west and then south to the parking area. From the parking area, it is only a short distance to the spring. Local custom is clothing-optional.
Warfield Hot Spring
This is a great little pool just off the side of the road and is easily accessible to everyone. It's certainly a fun little place to stop and soak if you're in the Sun Valley area.
We visited in the spring, when there was still snow on the ground. Half the fun of going to these volunteer-built pools is the feeling of roughing it--no locker rooms!
Directions: From ID 75 (Main St.) in Ketchum, drive 10.6 miles west along Warm Springs Road. The spring is visible from the road . . . so bathing suits are advisable although not required.
Natural mineral water accumulates in the shallow rock-and-sand pool at temperatures of about 102 degrees. This pool is big enough for several people and, while we were there, we shared it with a very colorful old-timer who was full of stories about the area. So grab your suit (or not) and head to Warfield.
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