On the Road

Liard River Hot Springs

This is the third time I drive the Alaska Highway. A must stop on this long haul is Liard River Hot Springs. When I go to heaven, I give up the seven virgins or singing “Hosianna” all day, if I can have a place like this on my cloud.

In the summer the spring is surrounded by lush ferns and horsetails. A lingering morning fog may add to the magic of this place. The water is odorless and clear. The bottom of the pool is covered with gentle pebbles.

I recommend starting with the lower pool. The water is warm on top and cooler at the bottom. A cold spring is feeding into the hot water. This makes for a unique bathing experience. Once you are warmed up, you are ready for the hot upper pool. Let’s see how close you want to come to the hot source.

Next time I visit this place will be in winter. Google for some amazing pictures!

Maybe that’s what I want on my cloud. A cabin with Yukon winter weather and a hot spring right outside my deck. Until then, I will have to revisit Liard River Hot Springs and other wonders of Nature.

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2 thoughts on “Liard River Hot Springs

  1. I’ll be visiting ‘the springs’ on my return trip from picking up my 2017 R-pod travel trailer in Montana in a month. Also planning on spending time in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper national parks. I’ve heard great things about Liard Hot Springs and your posting just cemented my desire to visit the location!

    • You’ll love it. Idaho has some great hot springs, too, if that’s not too far out of your way. Never been to the Banff hot spring. I am sure it’s posh.

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