Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It’s a great time to relax in Spencer Hot Springs

Need to warm up and melt away your worries? Spencer Hot springs, near Austin Nevada, is a great place to sooth the aches and pains after a day of hiking, riding, or the daily grind. Spencer is a cluster of natural springs on unimproved public land and the largest pool has water of about 140 degrees flowing into a concrete tub.

Spencer Hot Springs is located off SR376, just east of the junction to Highway 50. Watch for the turn-off between mile markers 17 and 18 on 376, take the dirt road approximately 10 miles. The Springs are to your left. There’s no fresh water, restrooms, or amenities so you have to rough it—and that adds to the experience! Make sure to always test the water before you jump in. Hot springs can change temperature without notice so always keep an eye on children.

For more information, visit http://austinnevada.com/trail.html.