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.
- 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.