Nevada August 15, 2017
This Hot Springs Road Trip Through Nevada Is The Ultimate Guide To Relaxation
Hot spring: a spring of naturally hot (over 98 degrees Fahrenheit) mineral water that is heated by volcanic or some other geothermal activity. While many hot springs are far too scalding for human soaking, there are many which provide the perfect relaxing experience. The Silver State is full of beautiful and therapeutic hot springs guaranteed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Take a look at this incredible hot springs road trip through Nevada, and I’m sure you will be planning your mini spa vacation soon.
If you are in need of relaxation (and, frankly, who isn't?) this hot springs road trip through Nevada will take you all over the Silver State.
1. Arizona Hot Spring, Boulder City
Located in a dark slot canyon near Hoover Dam,
Arizona Hot Spring
is a heavenly three-tiered hot pool. Be forewarned, however, there is a three-mile hike to reach this Nevada nirvana.
2. Gold Strike Hot Spring, Boulder City
Gold Strike Hot Spring is located near Arizona Hot Spring along the Colorado River about 45 minutes from Las Vegas. After a semi-grueling four-mile hike through a narrow canyon, once you reach the spring you can treat yourself to a hot soak in a canyon where water seeps through canyon wall fissures.
3. Alkali Hot Spring, Sloan
Located near the haunted town of Goldfield, Alkali Hot Spring consists of two smallish cement-lined pools that are fed by a series of small hot springs ranging in temperature from 105 to 112 degrees. Temperature can be adjusted by moving a PVC pipe that channels the source water. Clothing is optional here as these pools are seldom crowded.
4. Spencer Hot Springs, Austin
Located off Highway 50
(The Loneliest Road in America),
Spencer Hot Springs consists of several steamy metal tubs and an in-ground spring. After a relaxing soak, you can also camp here.
5. Ruby Valley Hot Springs, Elko County
Located on the edge of the Ruby Valley Wildlife Preserve are several hot springs; however, the most appropriate for soaking is a large (30 feet in diameter), deep, warm (about 99 degrees), and oh-so relaxing pool. Be careful if exploring the other pools as some have temperatures exceeding 122 degrees.
6. Twelve Mile (Bishop Creek) Hot Springs, Wells
This warm huge pool sits along the cool Humboldt River. You can alternate between hot and cold, or simply soak in the hot spring and enjoy the stunning views of the Humboldt Mountains. Off the beaten path, these hot springs take a bit of effort to find but when you do, it's totally worth it.
7. Soldier Meadows Hot Springs, Humboldt County
This gorgeous series of hot spring pools provide six separate soaking areas with perfectly warm water and stunning panoramic views of Black Rock Desert. Camping is permitted; however, nearby Soldier Meadows Ranch offers lodging and food.
8. Black Rock Desert Hot Spring, Gerlach
This large, sandy-bottomed pool located in the Black Rock Desert is one of Nevada's best. Be careful, however, as the pool can be quite hot the further away from the wooden plank you venture.
9. Trego Hot Springs, Winnemucca
Located in the Black Rock Desert, this mineral-dense hot springs provides a spa-like mud bath experience with the beauty of Nevada all around. Clothing is optional.
10. Steamboat Hot Springs, Reno
This commercial hot springs resort has multiple indoor and outdoor pools filled with natural geothermal water similar to a natural hot spring. A variety of spa services are also available.
This hot springs road trip through Nevada is sure to please even the most frazzled person. Have you been to any of these incredible places? Did I leave your favorite off the list? What would your hot springs road trip through Nevada look like? Please share your thoughts below.