Situated at an elevation of 4,357 feet above sea level, Sunflower Hot Springs, in Salmon River, Idaho, is considered one of the best mineral springs among rafting guides and visitors. It’s nestled approximately 30 miles downriver when participating in any Middle Fork Salmon River rafting adventure.
Sunflower Hot Springs is one of six hot springs along the first 52 miles of your escapade. Additionally, Sunflower Hot Springs can be reached while backpacking along the 100-mile-long Salmon River Trail.
Soak in the river while taking in the views of Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River, then stand under the cliffs as a natural hot spring waterfall flows over you. This relaxing oasis will invigorate your senses as you explore Idaho’s great outdoors.
Hot Springs Pools
There are five rock pools at Sunflower Hot Springs that keep a consistent, year-round temperature of approximately 102°F. Each mineral-rich pool offers visitors solitude, perfect for those who need a tranquil break from hiking or rafting. Make sure to traverse the cliff to the pools below where you can experience the primitive, hot shower that cascades down from 10 feet above.
As mentioned earlier, Sunflower Hot Spring’s is only one of six springs located within the first 52 miles of the Salmon River when participating in a rafting adventure. During your river adventure, you can also visit the Trail Creek Hot Springs or one of the other famous hot springs in Idaho.
Location: Salmon River, Idaho 83611
Season: Year-Round (Weather Permitting)