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Miette Hot Springs Jasper National Park.

The Miette Hot Springs is located in the Rocky Mountains in the Fiddle Valley 15km east of the Pocahontas Campground 61km north east of the Jasper townsite and 51km west of Hinton. This is the hottest natural hot spring (54 Degrees C) in the Canadian Rockies. There is a resort, restaurant and a large pool where the water is cooled to a comfortable temperature. They say the natural minerals in the water can be very therapeutic. There are also several hiking trails and Bighorn Sheep are everywhere. The short walk up to the old hotel ruins is well worth the effort. You'll smell sulphur in the air and see several small hot springs flowing out of the ground and rock face. These hot springs are beautifully stained with sulphur, minerals and algae's. It's surprising how hot (54 Degrees C) the water from these springs are. This must be a magical place in the winter time when steam is venting through the snow from all the springs. There is a short 2.5km hike past the ruins to Utopia pass that is somewhat disappointing, not sure why it was named Utopia? However it is a good spot to escape the crowds and eat a packed lunch. The Miette Hot Springs has a nice picnic area located next to the parking lot and the ruins trailhead. On your way towards Miette Hot Springs you can stop at Punch Bowl Falls which is 18km west of here just before the Pocahontas Campground. trailhead to Sulphur Skyline is also located here and can be found behind the hot springs pool. Opal Hills, Bald Hills, Mount Edith Cavell, Sky Line, Whistlers Mountain, Maligne Canyon, Horse Shoe Lake and Athabasca Falls are also located in the Jasper area. You are in bear country.

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  Interpretive signs.
   
   
  Spring running out some tufa rock. This was created near the Pool entrance.
   
Bighorn Sheep looking for some salt to lick.  
   
   
Short trail to the old hotel ruins and Utopia pass. Short trail to the old hotel ruins.
   
Short trail to the old hotel ruins. Short trail to the old hotel ruins.
   
The old hotel ruins. The old hotel ruins. Pool used to be in the center treed area.
   
Ground hot spring. Short trail to a Natural hot spring.
   
Short trail to a Natural hot spring. Short trail to a Natural hot spring.
   
Short trail to a Natural hot spring.  
   
Natural hot spring flowing out tufa rock face.  
   
  Natural hot spring flowing out tufa rock face.
   
Hike towards Utopia Pass. Hike towards Utopia Pass.
   
 
   
  Nice picnic area located next to the large parking lot and ruins trailhead.
   

Nice picnic area located next to the large parking lot and ruins trailhead.

 
 

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