Stanley Hot Springs

MODERATE 9 reviews

Stanley Hot Springs is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kooskia, Idaho that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2047 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

hot springs

river

wild flowers

bridge out

Stanley Hot Springs is a series of primitive soaking pools located in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The trial provides awesome view of the scenic Bitterroot Mountains.

3 months ago

No where near elk city. So don't be confused. The trail was moderate, some steep places not for the light of heart it's a little over 5 miles each way. It was a good day trip took 6 hours with a hour or so at the hot spring. We went early and it was warm coming back but sooo beautiful. Light traffic looked like quiet a few people had gone in camping over the weekend. Soo beautiful. Worth the Hike!

4 months ago

Not a hard hike. Lots of exposure so I wouldn't recommend doing it in the heat of the day. The hot springs are beautiful and worth it!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike and wonderful hot springs! Spring 2017 June 3rd river crossing is partially washed out, but we crossed by very carefully stepping into the river and holding onto logs. I uploaded a picture of the washed out part of the crossing so you can get a sense of what it looks like. Some people we met at the crossing had dogs and didn't cross due to concerns about getting them over/back. Additionally, a couple we passed on the way out to the trailhead was going to add a rope to the crossing to improve it. Don't know if they were successful, or if there are official plans for improving the river crossing. We were able to make it, but cross at your own risk until it is improved. Don't want to scare anyone away, it's worth it!

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing and treasured piece of the Earth.

backpacking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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.

hiking
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago