The narrow, winding and scenic Miette road to Miette Hot Springs has been re-opened after a road washout in June 2023. Visitors can once again enjoy the hottest mineral water in the Canadian Rockies and surrounding hiking trails the area has to offer.
Plan your soak and hike to the magical Miette Hot Springs Area.
Read on for what to expect: Getting to the Hot Springs, wait times, and hikes in the area…
- The 17-km Miette Road is narrow, winding and scenic.
- Trailers and large motorhomes over 7.5 meters (25 feet) are not permitted past Miette Campground. Trailer drop-off is available in the Lower Miette Mine Trail Parking lot.
- Due to the road washout, a section of the road is limited to single-lane alternating traffic. Please obey reduced speed limits and follow the directions of traffic control equipment. Expect short delays.
- Cell-phone reception from Jasper to Miette Hot Springs is limited. Check the website for hours of operation and Alberta511 for the most up-to-date road status, prior to your departure.
- Miette Hot Springs is a popular experience – entry is first-come, first-served, and visitors should be prepared for lineups.
- Capacity is reduced at Miette Hot Springs due to staffing issues. Wait times may vary. Pool capacity is based on staffing levels.
- Cycle between Miette Hot Springs’ multiple hot pools and cold plunge pools to find your favorite temperature and view of the Miette Range.
- Consider packing a picnic lunch or visit the Miette Bungalows for a meal, as food services are not available on site.
- Seasonal Closure: Miette Hot Springs will close for the season on October 10, 2023, and will reopen in May 2024.
- Hours of Operation
Make the most of your trip to the Miette area, from family friendly walks to breathtaking summits.
Tip: By arriving early at the Miette Hot Springs area to enjoy a hike you will likely avoid 2 pm afternoon traffic (and maybe thunderstorms).
- Source of the Hot Spring: The trail begins with a walk through the ruins of the old pool building and continues up the creek to the hot springs themselves. 1.2 km return; elevation gain/loss: 75 m; 30 min. Trailhead: Miette Hot Springs parking lot
- Sulphur Skyline: Miette Hot Springs parking lot This steep trail is typically one of the first snow-free alpine hikes in the park. The grade is steep the whole way to the top, but the views of Utopia Mountain, The Fiddle Valley and Ashlar Ridge are well worth the sweat. 8.8 km return; elevation gain/loss: 700 m; 4-6 hrs. Trailhead: Miette Hot Springs parking lot.
Caution: This area is well-known for afternoon thunderstorms. Start early and stay below the treeline if the weather looks threatening.
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