In our experience, there are Hot Springs people and not Hot Springs people. Hot Springs people can be further narrowed down to those who only want the resort, cabana boy, and umbrella-in-the-drink while lounging poolside, and those who will drive great distances to stare at a bubbling pool in a vast expanse of nature (or maybe just au naturel). Depending upon your mood, or the adventure you would like, hot springs can deliver an element of relaxation and a step out of the ordinary when added to any road trip.

We will provide a rating system:

  • Must visit anytime you are in the area (self explanatory)
  • Returnable (enjoyable and worth more than one visit)
  • One visit (not necessarily someplace to visit more than once)
  • Skippable

Because you can get a lot of information online. We won’t rehash the information that is readily available. We will provide our tips and what was unique about our visit. Maybe a little about who we met on the road, fellow travelers and adventurers.

Here are a listing of the places we have visited.

Sycamore Hot Springs, Avila Beach, California

Saline Valley

Spencer Hot Springs, Nevada

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Hot Springs, South Dakota (Evans Plunge)

Saratoga Resort and Spa, Wyoming

Twenty Mile Hot Springs (Bishop Creek), Wells, Nevada

Mercey Hot Springs

Travertine Hot Springs