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Miette Hot Springs

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Trailhead: Park at the Miette Hot Springs parking lot 61kms north of Jasper in Jasper National Park.15kms east of the Pocahontas campground.

Description: The Miette Hot Springs is located in the Fiddle Valley. This is the hottest natural hot spring (54 Degrees C) in the Canadian Rockies. They say the natural minerals in the water can be very therapeutic. You'll find a resort, restaurant and a large outdoor pool where the water is cooled to a comfortable temperature. There are also several hiking trails in the area and Bighorn Sheep are everywhere. The short walk up to the old hotel ruins is well worth the effort. You'll smell the sulphur in the air and see several natural hot springs flowing out of the ground and rock faces. These hot springs are beautifully stained with minerals and algae's and it's surprising how hot the water from these springs are. This must be a magical place in the winter time when steam clouds are venting through the snow. 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 pack lunch. The Miette Hot Springs has a nice picnic area located next to the parking lot at the start of 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.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Snaring River, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Wapiti and Whistlers. There are several hiking trails, Opal Hills, Bald Hills, Mount Edith Cavell, Punch Bowl Falls, Sky Line, Sulphur Skyline, Whistlers Mountain, Maligne Canyon, Horse Shoe Lake and Athabasca Falls are all located in this area. You are in bear country.

 

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