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Nevada Hot Springs
Nevada Hot Springs Overview
The Silver State has more than 300 naturally occurring hot springs heated by volcanic activity, and while some are not intended for use, there are several hot springs that cater to this unique relaxation experience.
Most of the hot springs are on public land while others are on private land. While private landowners used to allow passage to the hot springs, some have closed the access so please check to make sure before you head out to see if it is open for public use.
Living in Las Vegas is a great hub for hot spring lovers as there are several great hot springs near Las Vegas.
If you want to cool off and have some water play, check out Little Jamaica in Littlefield, Arizona!
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Hot Spring Notes
Heed all signs and warnings for the hot springs as some can be dangerous during certain times of the year, be too hot to enjoy safely, or have potential health issues.
Some of these hot springs are also accessible by boat or kayak as well as hiking.
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Hot Springs in Carson City, Nevada
Carson City Hot Springs
A local favorite, the Carson City Hot Springs is located as part of the Carson Hot Springs Resort, which is a historical place from the 1800s.
The resort has three outdoor pools with temperatures that range from 95 – 104 degrees.
Also, the resort offers visitors 10 private baths with temperatures that range from 95 – 110 degrees.
Hot Springs in Clark County, Nevada
Arizona Hot Springs
Arizona Hot Springs is also known as Ringbolt Hot Springs.
Arizona Hot Springs is a very popular hike once the weather cools down and if you want to beat the heat and the crowds, hit the trailhead early in the morning.
Also, for those who like to camp, there is camping along the Colorado River.
The hike to access the hot springs is 3.25 miles each way with an elevation gain of over 1,200 feet.
If hiking is not your thing, consider kayaking from the Willow Bay Marina.
The trailhead is an easy parking lot and is well maintained.
The parking lot serves as the trailhead for both the Liberty Bell Arch Trail and the Arizona Hot Springs. There is a map in the parking lot and a sign at the fork for where you turn to head towards the Arizona Hot Springs with easy and clearly marked by blue arrows.
Once you reach the river, make a left. You’ll soon find another arrow. Follow it (along with the other markers) to the springs. It’ll be obvious when you come across a small lukewarm spring.
There is no cell phone service along this trail.
The Arizona Hot Spring trail closes mid-May through the end of September each year due to the danger of hiking in the heat.
Arizona Hot Springs is located about 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas, approximately 4.2 miles south of the Hoover Dam in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, along Highway 93 in Arizona.
Arizona Hot Springs Photos
Boy Scout Canyon
Boy Scout Canyon Hot Springs is located at the bottom of Boy Scout Canyon with no hiking trail to the hot spring.
The hot springs at Boy Scout Canyon is hard to access unless you are an experienced canyoneer or climber as it is located in an area with Class IV climbing and over 500′ of exposure.
You can access Goldstrike Canyon by a short hike or a longer one which is about 2 1/2 hours from US Route 93 that starts across from the Goldstrike Casino. Both trails will lead you to pools, a waterfall, and breathtaking rock formations.
Goldstrike is closed during summer months due to dangerously high temperatures.
Rogers Springs is a warm spring located near Lake Mead off of Northshore Road.
Pumping approximately 1,000 gallons per minute, the water temperature varies depending on the season, with an average of about 85 degrees.
Click here to read more about Rogers Spring.
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One of the first stops on the Goldstrike Hot Springs hike, the Sauna Cave is a 50′ tunnel that was created when the Hoover Dam was being constructed.
At the end of the tunnel, you will find water that is up to 130°F. Due to the dangers of the extremely hot water, planks have been placed to allow visitors to walk around the area.
Hot Springs in Elko County, Nevada
Bishop Creek Hot Springs
Also known as 12 Mile Hot Springs, this “hot spring” is a concrete pool that is 40′ long and about 3′ deep with water that is approximately 105°F.
Elko Hot Hole
This hot spring is now closed to the public.
Hot Creek Springs
Hot Creek Springs is one of the more isolated Nevada hot springs. Located on the Kirch Wildlife Management Area just off State Route 318, Hot Creek Springs offers amazing views of the nearby mountains.
The water temperature of Hot Creek Springs is approximately 85° F.
Hot Springs in Esmeralda County, Nevada
Alkali Hot Springs
Depending on the time of year, the water temperature will vary. There are two very primitive “tubs” that collect the water.
Hot Springs in Humboldt County, Nevada
Bog Hot Springs
This underdeveloped hot spring is very hot at 135° F and has a muddy bottom.
Black Rock Hot Springs
Black Rock Hot Springs is within a mile of Black Rock Point. There are two pools at this spring, the smaller of which has unknown depths and is dangerously hot.
Hot Springs in Lander County, Nevada
Spencer Hot Springs
Spencer Hot Springs is a fairly well-known natural hot spring despite its relatively remote location in Austin, Nevada off Highway 50, “The Loneliest Road in America.”
The water temperature of Spencer Hot Springs is approximately 101° F.
Hot Springs in Lincoln County, Nevada
Ash Springs is a desert oasis, part of a series of natural springs in the area, which sits in the middle of the beautiful high desert landscape of the Pahranagat Valley.
Ash Springs consists of a small community and both Big Ash and Little Ash, natural hot springs that attract visitors year-round.
Ash Spring was closed in July 2013 due to potential safety hazards due to falling rocks. Located about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, Ash Springs is located north of Alamo.
The water temperature of Ash Springs is approximately 95° F.
Ash Springs references:
- Ash Springs website
- Neighbors Hope Little Ash Springs Remains Closed
- Nevada’s Ash Springs remains closed as BLM ponders its fate
Caliente Hot Springs Motel
The Caliente Hot Spring Motel and Spa offers visitors 6 rooms that contain a natural mineral hot springs that are collected in a geothermic tub.
This Olympic-sized pool with clear water with a temperature of approximately 85° F that is fed naturally is about three feet deep and has a gravel bottom.
Hot Springs in Nye County, Nevada
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located about 2 hours northwest of Las Vegas.
Due to the heat of Las Vegas summers, spring and fall are ideal times to visit Ash Meadows.
Not only is it more comfortable for visitors but also for the wildlife who will normally take shelter from the summer days and only make their appearances during the evening. An added bonus of visiting in the spring and fall is to see the gorgeous desert foliage in bloom and the fall foliage.
The springs at the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are for viewing their beauty only as visitors are not allowed to enter the springs.
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Bailey’s Hot Springs
Located five miles outside of Beatty at mile marker 65, Bailey’s Hot Springs is permanently closed.
Big Water Spring
This naturally heated swimming hole’s water temperature is 91 – 93° F and offers visitors clear water to relax and enjoy soaking up the sun and the surroundings.
Also known as the Devil’s Cauldron, the hot water of approximately 183° F is about 30′ below the rim.
Located on private property, this hot spring is not useable for soaking due to location and the water temperature.
Located in the middle of Nevada, this abandoned hot spring is located on private land.
Hot Springs in Pershing County, Nevada
This artesian well is located on private property and offers visitors a nice 100° F water temperatures to enjoy. Please note: while this “pond” is on private property, visitors are allowed to enjoy the pond if the entrance gate is open – if not, please respect the owner’s wish of no visitors.
Trego Hot Springs aka Kyle Hot Springs
Trego Hot Springs is a rustic and primitive hot spring located on private property in the middle of the desert within Nevada’s Buena Vista Valley.
Hot Springs in Washoe County, Nevada
Soldier Meadows Hot Creek
Located in Northern Nevada, just north of the Black Rock Desert in the heart of Soldier Meadows you will find Soldier Meadow Hot Creek in Gerlach, NV.
The water temperature of Soldier Meadows Hot Creek is approximately 106 – 112° F.
Nevada Hot Springs
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.