Lava Hot Springs

63 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 61-63

Highway 30Highway 30 (04/09/2002)

Serene water fallSerene water fall (04/09/2002) This is a serene gentle water fall east of town.

Lava Hot SpringsLava Hot Springs (04/09/2002) Standing on Highway 30, looking into Lava Hot Springs.

63 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 61-63

Lava Hot Springs is a resort community in Southern Idaho. It is situated on the Portneuf river between the ancient lava flows of the Snake River Basin and Yellowstone.

Lava Hot Springs first came to the world's attention when Benion Hudspeth chose to cross the Caribou mountains near Fish Creek Summit (on US 30). This became the favorite route for the 49er gold rushers in their pursuit of their California treasures.

Many weary travelers stopped at the Springs before continue their journey westward.

Swim Spot

Context: Towns-Idaho

Idaho State (5 pictures) Lava Hot Springs is a popular resort area in Idaho.

Portneuf (18 pictures) The town is on the Portneuf River. Vacationers tube down the river in the summer.

Highway 30 (13 pictures) The town is on Highway 30 between I15 and Soda Springs.

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