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Stanley Hot Springs, August 2008
Idaho County, Idaho
|Elevation||3,583 feet (1,092 m)|
|Temperature||106°F / 41°C|
|Location of Stanley Hot Springs|
From Lewiston, Idaho, take U.S. Route 12 east toward Lolo Pass. Once past the town of Lowell drive approximately 26 miles (42 km) to the Wilderness Gateway Campground. Trailhead parking is located past the 'A' and 'B' loops. There is no parking fee. Access to the hot springs is via Trail #211.
The bridge crossing Boulder Creek washed away in the winter of 1998-99. The USFS has not yet expressed intent to rebuild it. The hot springs must now be accessed by as follows:
- ford the creek,
- a little down river from the trail site there is a log jam. The logs are well stuck in place and make a bridge across the river. Follow the logs zig zagging across the river to the center island and then there is a log that has been rope strung into a makeshift bridge over the last half of the creek.
The optimal times to visit are after the spring runoff and before heavy snowfall, although it is possible to snowshoe into the hot springs.
The geothermally heated water emerges at 106°F / 41°C.
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