Hot spring pool located along the Snake River, downstream from Shoshone Falls.
The private pools with plenty of hot water were nice.
Shoshone Falls is also known as the "Niagara of the West.
It boasts a drop of 65 meters, 14 meters higher than the famous Niagara Falls.
The falls were formed between 14,500 and 17,000 years ago as a result of the breakup of the ancient Lake Bonneville.
The best time to visit is from April to June, as the water volume is extremely low during the summer season.
Good old hot spring pools
Established in 1920, Banbury Hot Springs is located downstream from Shoshone Falls on the Snake River.
The spacious grounds were well equipped with camping facilities, including 20 hookups.
Kayaks were available for rent at the riverfront location.
The highlight was kayaking to Blue Heart Springs, a crystal clear spring.
Entrance to the pool.
They were actively accepting day use and had a large hall around the reception area.
Passing through the building, I found a huge 120 x 60 feet swimming pool.
The bottom of the pool sloped down and was 10 feet at its deepest point.
Men's and women's changing rooms were located on the opposite side of the pool from the reception desk.
Inside the changing room was modest, with only showers and toilets.
The high-temperature water and another cold spring were mixed in the pool to create a lukewarm, moderate temperature.
The water was almost tasteless and odorless; and smooth to the touch.
There were five private tubs, available for an extra fee.
The water is discarded after each use, and the hot and cold spring water is mixed in the tub.
Therefore, it took a reasonable amount of time from the time I requested its use until I was called to say it was ready.
Now, inside the private pools.
Once inside, of course, clothing was optional.
There were two red and blue faucets on the wall, and it was possible to turn on only the thermal water according to preference.
The faucet area in particular was decrepit and wobbly.
The water temp at the outlet was 133 degrees F.
It meant that the source came straight from the ground.
The tub was small enough for two people.
That is why I liked the freshness of the water.
One side of the bathroom was open toward the direction of the Snake River.
The location promised excellent views, but in reality, the rusted tin roof in front of it stood out.