Hike to Stanley Hot Springs



9.8 miles

Elevation Gain

2283 ft

Route Type


Added by Echo Adams

This is an amazing hike with rewarding views and superb hot springs. Great camping spot as well.

Start your hike to the hot springs at trailhead 211.  Trail is roughly 5 miles with an easy gradual incline. Enjoy some of the mountainous views on your way.  There are no signs directing you to the hot springs but there will be two forks in the road and you'll take the right path both times.  Be aware that there is a river you must cross about 1/2 mile before arriving and there is no bridge.  In winter the water will be pretty high and might make it difficult to cross.  Once you have arrived enjoy setting up camp in a beautiful treed area and then go soak your weary body in the pools.  Star gazing is AMAZING out there as well!

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Awesome wilderness hot spring experience

As far as hikes to wilderness hot springs go, this is my all-time favorite. It's super remote (located in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness) and takes some effort to get back there, but it's well worth it.


Not everywhere can you be relaxed in a sandy pool of clear, hot water and have a Cow Moose with calf, come up to you and take a long drink.. You lay very, very still. Hardy hike, well worth it. Pack a bag, camp light..dispersed..


what a cool place

Great hike. . . great times

This is the perfect hot springs adventure! Soak your sore feet in the hot springs after the hike and warm up during those chilly nights.

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