Lava Hot Springs is a small town situated in the Idaho wilderness, in the valley of the Portneuf River right on the old route of the Oregon Trail and California Trail. It's a resort location drawing people to its wonderful natural bubbling hot springs full of minerals.
Choose from different pools to relax and unwind in these hot, therapeutic mineral springs. They vary in temperature and make for a luxurious way to spend a day chilling out.
Aside from the springs, Lava Hot Springs has a historic downtown area that makes for a pleasant stroll as you check out different boutiques and gift shops, plus an original candy store.
You can float down the Portneuf River in a tube and enjoy the scenery as you cruise by. Hiking is easy with a variety of trails nearby including in Bannock and Portneuf Mountains and the Pebble Creek Forest Area. Wildlife is abundant in these areas so keep your eyes peeled for interesting animals.
You can zip line in the area too, which makes for a fun adventure and a different perspective to this natural landscape.
Springtime is nice when the temperature is warm but you can still enjoy the contrast of the hot springs. Winter makes for a lovely relaxing break, plus nearby hikes can become snowy adventures with the right walking gear.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lava Hot Springs. The warmest months in Lava Hot Springs are June and May, when temperatures reach 90 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -16 ˚F. The wettest month in Lava Hot Springs is February with 1.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.24 inches of rain.