There are plenty of unique ways to experience Central Idaho’s stunning wilderness. One of our favorite ways to soak in the natural settings is in one of the Sun Valley hot springs. These warm pools of water funneling up through the ground provide a fun way to relax after going on one of the many adventures that the Sawtooth Mountains have to offer! So, grab your bathing suit and get ready to feel the heat in one of nature’s hot tubs. For more places to explore and activities in and around Stanley, request our free Vacation Guide!
The Top Two Sun Valley Hot Springs
Frenchman’s Bend Hot Springs
Frenchman’s Bend Hot Springs (also referred to as Warfield Hot Springs) is arguably the top hot springs in Sun Valley. You’ll find three different pools along Warm Springs Creek and Warm Springs Road about 11 miles southwest of Ketchum. These hot springs provide a very natural experience, especially given that there are no facilities at the location. It can get crowded during peak seasons even though there is limited parking on the side of the road, so early morning or early evening are the two best times to visit. It’s worth the drive from Redfish Lake for the stunning setting in the beautiful Idaho wilderness.
Tip: The last seven miles of the drive from Ketchum to Frenchman’s Ben Hot Springs is on a dirt road that closes during flooding from spring runoff. Plan on visiting in the summer, fall, or early winter.
Easley Hot Springs
Easley Hot Springs is the most family-friendly hot springs in Sun Valley. This complex is about 20 minutes north of Ketchum and 50 minutes south of Stanley and is a fantastic place to stop on a scenic drive. Here, you’ll find a large swimming pool for kids and two small hot tubs for adults. The hot springs feed these three pools with mineral-rich water. Easley Hot Springs is only open during the summer on Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other Nearby Hot Springs
After you explore the beautiful Sun Valley hot springs, head back toward Stanley to sample the warm waters at a handful of nearby hot springs. Boat Box and Sunbeam are both quick drives from the Redfish Lake Lodge, but Challis and Kirkham are both about an hour away.
You can access an array of hot springs from Redfish Lake Lodge. Our lakeside property features a variety of accommodations, from cabins to suites. Wake up and step outside into a beautiful wilderness filled with towering pine trees, mountain views, and tons of activities. You’ll never run out of ways to explore and have fun on our property, especially during the summer when live entertainment pulses through our property. We also have several on-site dining options and a marina. You can also enhance your adventure by booking one of our specials!