Take time out from all of your exciting Nevada adventures to soak in a steamy hot spring. The Silver State has more than 300 naturally occurring hot springs, and while some are not intended for use, there are several hot springs that cater to this unique relaxation experience.
While in northern Nevada, head south of Reno to the historic and charming town of Genoa and visit 1862 David Walley’s Resort, Hot Springs & Spa. Treat yourself to magnificent views of the Sierra Nevada while soaking in one of seven mineral pools or the freshwater relaxation pool. The resort also offers spa services, accommodations, and dining and it is the perfect spot to host a party or wedding. Several hot springs offer a more rustic experience, like Double Hot Springs in the Black Rock Desert, Bog Hot Springs outside of Denio, or Kyle Hot Springs east of Unionville. However, many of these springs are dangerous and it is advised that the casual visitor not approach the springs. Some sites offer other soaking options in close proximity to springs; for example, Double Hot has a steel tub set off at a distance from the actual spring that allows visitors to soak in spring water of a safer temperature.
In central Nevada, make your way across U.S. Highway 50, “The Loneliest Road in America,” and head to Spencer Hot Springs in Austin. Here you’ll find a cluster of natural springs on unimproved public land. The Alkali Hot Springs northwest of Goldfield has two springs that are big enough for three to four people. At Ash Springs near Alamo, you can swim in the public pools at Little Ash whereas Big Ash is private. And in Beatty, “The Gateway to Death Valley,” there are three private bath houses available at Bailey’s Hot Springs.
Indulge yourself in one of Nevada’s natural hot springs and let your body relax from a long day of hiking the trails of the Ruby Mountains Wilderness or snowboarding Diamond Peak at Lake Tahoe. Or, simply melt the day’s worries away while enjoying Mother Nature’s wonders.