Hot Spring Trail
ElevationAscent: 18' 6 m
Descent: -662' -202 m
High: 7,494' 2,284 m
Low: 6,850' 2,088 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A beautiful trail along Hot Springs Creek that ends at hot springs!”— Tom Robson
From the hot springs, pass some picnic spots then negotiate a rocky section of trail. The trail steadily gets easier the further 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. Additionally, it melts out quickly in the spring.