Being a hot spring enthusiast and hobbiest of sorts I had been meaning to go soak in Potosi for a long time. I set out with Kristin a little before lunch. I was concerned that since 60 inches of snow fell three weeks ago in the Tobacco Root mountains where Potosi is we would need skis, but such was not the case. In the bottom of the canyon where the Springs are the warm weather and rain had diminished the snow so we only had to hike over a little.
Guide to Idaho’s best clothing-optional hot springs
Nudist Compass - Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
Alkali Hot Springs, Nevada - Two small tubs and two large pools but need clean up to soak in. Arizona Hot Springs, Arizona - There are 4 man-made cascade hot springs pools using sand bags, higher location is the hottest one, hike up to get there. Ash Hot Springs, Nevada - Both man-made and nature-made soaking pools are available. Beatty Hot Springs, Nevada - Soak in the individual hot springs house and clothing is optional.
Montana in the Buff
Not one to drive very far each day, I only got as far as Butte, MT on the 22nd, and rather than drive a long way into the national forest I opted for the Wal-Mart parking lot in Butte google map link. It was horrible. There was one guy in a 5th Wheel that parked right in the middle of the area we were allowed to stay for the night, and he had a very noisy generator running on the back of his truck.
IN IDAHO, geothermal geology and remote, mountainous geography combine to produce some of the most plentiful and enjoyable hot springs anywhere in the US. Important note: Please remember to keep your footprint light — stay on trails and pack out everything you bring to the hot springs. Working together helps us keep these special places clean and safe for years to come. A chain of six or so waterfall-fed pools and some truly epic mountain views are the reward for those willing to take on the two-mile hike up shade-deprived switchbacks to get here. Pool temperatures vary from chilly to toasty depending on time of year dip in a finger or toe before sticking a leg in.