This hike is 4 miles long and mostly uphill at elevations above 8000 feet. Wear appropriate clothing, and bring plenty of water. If you are willing to invest the effort you will be rewarded with one of the gems of the San Juan Mountains. If you go on a weekday or very early you can have these springs all to yourself as we did. Weekend afternoons in summer can be busy. There is camping on the bluff above the river, so you can make it an overnight stay too.