Rainbow Hot Springs

Rainbow Hot Springs


Head northeast on US 160 for about 16 miles to the sign for West Fork Campground. The sign is on the left (west) side of the highway and southwest side of Wolf Creek Pass.

Take the West Fork Campground road (CR 648), following signs for West Fork Campground and Born Lake. It is about 7 miles until you reach the West Fork Trail-head parking. The hike has a 1000′ elevation gain so prepare for a workout, but will be easier on the way back!

Began hiking up the trail past the Borns Lake community of cabins. Follow the West Fork Trail #561. The trail is usually marked during the beginning of the hike but can be tough to follow towards the end. Once you hit the campground look for campsite #8 and hike down to the river from there. There are more springs if you hike down between campsites 6 & 7 but this is a steeper climb down.

Elevation- 9593′

Length- 5.1 miles one way