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About Sunflower Hot Springs

If you asked someone to show you just a single photo from their Middle Fork of the Salmon trip, the classic Sunflower hot springs waterfall picture would likely be it. And it’s a classic for good reason, this place is amazing. Sunflower Hot Springs features a number of small pools and ends with the hot water cascading into the river below. It requires zero hiking as the hot springs is right on the river.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • You really can’t fit more than one group here at a time. So be patient and courteous, and share this idyllic spot.
  • While the hot springs are riverside, getting to the pools requires walking carefully on slippery rocks. Take your time as falls do happen. Especially so as poison ivy flanks a portion of the path.
  • Keep soap out of the hot springs.