5 Hot Springs in the US to Check Out
Have you ever been to a hot spring before? Think of it as nature’s hot tub, and something you should add to your travel bucket list. They’re truly a wonder to see and experience, so without further ado, here are 5 hot springs in the US that are worth checking out.
Valley View Hot Springs – Colorado
If an out in the woods, rustic, clothing-optional kind of vibe sounds like your jam, then you will want to check out Valley View Hot Springs. The isolated resort is located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range, where several hot springs pools are situated around the woods.
Burgdorf Hot Springs – McCall, Idaho
The Burgdorf Hot Springs will forever hold a special place in my heart as it was the first hot spring experience I ever had. I was on a trip to Southwest Idaho to experience winter activities, and this was at the top of my list. We took a 70-mile roundtrip snowmobile ride to the hot springs starting at the Brundage Mountain Resort. The journey was long and exhausting, but all worth it once we got in to soak. The 35-mile trek back didn’t seem like much after relaxing in the hot springs for an hour. And you just can’t beat the views.
Jemez Hot Springs – New Mexico
Formerly named “Giggling Springs,” Jemez Hot Springs located along the Jemez River reopened in 2016 newly renovated, featuring four outdoor pools with 17 healing minerals in the water. This particular hot spring accommodates up to 50 guests who can enjoy poolside service while they soak.
Alvord Hot Springs – Oregon
The Alvord Hot Springs is unique for a variety of reasons. For one, it was used for many years almost exclusively by ranch hands and cowboys passing through. Now, and for very good reason, it’s one of the more popular hot springs in the US because of its setting. Picture a wide-open field, a field where you can camp and soak whenever you want. Just imagine being able to stargaze at night from in the water, catching that sunrise or sunset, all while you’re soaking in mother nature’s hot tub. Not a bad though, ay?
Mystic Hot Springs – Utah
Mystic Hot Springs is the brainchild of producer, director, and artist, Mike Ginsburg. In 1995, he discovered the springs after traveling home back to Denver from the last Vegas Dead show. Enchanted, he bought the property and has been working there ever since. Using his artistic talents, Ginsburg has added new soaking areas, restored cabins and used the location to promote concerts, create jewelry, and much more.
For a full list of great hot springs in the US, read my entire article on Travelocity.