Fifth Water Hot Springs
ElevationAscent: 613' 187 m
Descent: -613' -187 m
High: 6,168' 1,880 m
Low: 5,560' 1,695 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“An easy hike to amazing hot springs.”— shawn Kenney
From the Three Forks trailhead, park and head through the gate next to the bathroom. Head straight up the trail. (Do not cross the footbridge on the right side.) Follow Fifth Water Creek on the right (Sixth Water continues on the left).
Numerous pools and small rapids liven the scenery along with strange looking conglomerate formations. You'll smell the odor from the hot sulfur springs, the largest of which are located 1.5 miles up Fifth Water Creek, where a cold waterfall meets the hot bubbling springs. You'll know you are getting close when you can smell the rotten egg smell. You'll see the springs on the right-hand side along the river.
Land Manager: USFS - Uinta, Wasatch & Cache National Forests Office