Kirkham Road Professional Review and Guide
"Includes: Red Mountain Loop and Bonneville Hot Springs. Hot waterfalls and pools below a highway campground on the South Fork Payette River. Swimwear a must. In plain view below the highway, these popular pools are frequently filled with boisterous teenagers and large family groups. The rock-and-sand pools, interspersed with steaming showers from the 149-degree F springs, come in all sizes, shapes, and temperatures. Kids of all ages love to leap off the rocks into deep holes in the river, and older folks lie scattered about on boulders dozing in the sun. The adjacent campground adds to the congestion here; it’s usually Winnebago City on summer weekends. It’s worth it to try early mornings or the off-season months."
--Evie Litton, Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides).
Several pool of different size right on the river and opposite the highway, very crowded in the summer, even at night. Temps seem to run very hot making for short soaks and typical sulphur smells abound. It's only saving grace is access right off the highway with campground facilities within 100 yards. Scenery non existant, all the trees were wiped out by a rare tornado years ago, leaving brush and small trees to fill the mountain.
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