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Hot Spring Trail

 4.0 (7)

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

616' 188 m

Ascent

-13' -4 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

7,474' 2,278 m

High

6,858' 2,090 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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Dry - In need of some trimming but otherwise great. History

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Beautiful trail along Hot Springs Creek that ends at hot springs!

Nick Wilder

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Description

This trail is good as an out-and-back from the Mad Creek trailhead, or as a one-way on a longer ride. There are indeed hot springs and pools open year round near the start of this trail, and you can drive there as well.

From the hot springs, pass some picnic spots then negotiate a rocky section of trail with at least one short section that causes many to dismount. The trail steadily gets easier as you descend. You generally hug the creek for the first half of the trail, and then diverge slightly and follow an irrigation ditch until you dump out on a dirt road.
A short jaunt down the road (passing two cattle gates) will get you to the paved road, and a quarter mile down from the Mad Creek trailhead.

This trail can be quite hot on summer days. It melts out quickly in the spring.

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Aug 20, 2018
Kassie Sturm
Jul 21, 2017
Tal Thevenot
Great family hike with the kiddos
Jul 2, 2017
Jill Syvret
muggy and hot! 2.5mi
Aug 20, 2016
Tom McKim
Jul 20, 2016
Tal Thevenot
Started at springs, rode down to o trail head and back up!
Jun 20, 2015
Riley Seebeck
There is a new reroute about 3/4 of the way up about a mile long due to erosion. Has some sick little rock jumps 1mi
Jun 25, 2014
Nick Wilder

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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So fun. If this trail was longer, it would probably be one of the best in the state. One tough section up top, but the rest of the trails has enough easy tech to keep it exciting. Creek scenery is lovely and keeps things a little cool in the summer. Jul 8, 2014

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