Stanley Hot Springs is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Elk City, ID that features hot springs and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from July until September.
The hike up to the hot springs was difficult but well worth it. The scenery and the views are awe inspiring and the hot springs are amazing and well worth the long trek uphill.
We sat in the middle spring at night and a moose came down to the lower spring and drank water. It was awesome. My friend what should we do? I am naked! Not running from a moose in the dark naked....we all became one with nature and sat quietly until she walked away.
There is a river of death to get to it a couple of college kids not knowing what they were doing came in with cotton clothes couldn't get a fire started and lost a sleeping bag in the river of death. Got rain and snow and hail and every once in a while a spot of sun. good hike but if ur inexperienced i'ld go with someone that knows what they are doing. The hot springs are amazing and make it worth crossing the river of death.