Looking for a relaxing and natural spot to hide away this summer? If you’re as big of a hot tub enthusiast as we are, you’ll want to find yourself some of the most secluded hot springs in America.
The best part about hot springs in America, especially if you want to find one with a little privacy, is that it takes some work to find them. Isn’t that the most rewarding part though? Pushing your body through invigorating hikes, around desert land or a heavy-forested mountain to finally relax in a soothing spring of hot, steaming water that only mother nature could have delivered. All of these American hot springs are open to the public, but take some time to find. A dedicated person, with the desire of a good view and a little privacy will find these hot springs to be right up their alley.
Montana, Weir Creek Springs
Our first of the secluded hot springs we love is Montana’s Weir Creek Hot Springs. There’s a 1.5 mile trail just along the Montana and Idaho border that takes you to the secluded rock pool. Take a soak while looking over the Clearwater National Forest. In the winter, when it’s most rewarding to visit it, the pool is not an easy spot to reach. The trail can disappear under snow and ice and you’ll have to do some tricky maneuvering over rocks and the river to find it. But once you dip a toe into the warm waters, you’ll know that the excursion was worth it.
California, Mammoth Lakes Hot Springs
Here’s some of the best hot springs you’ll be able to find in America, if you’re allowed up there. Some of the area has closed due to serious volcanic activity. Long Valley Caldera is where you’ll want to try and make it to. The spot rests on top of a volcano and is home to the famous Hot Creek, as well as Hilltop, Crab Cooker, The Tub, Shepherds, and Wild Willy’s, to name a few. If you can find your way up there, don’t miss these amazing hot springs, you won’t have another like it in your life.
Colorado, Conundrum Hot Springs
Over 8 miles of hiking to an elevation of 11,200 feet, this hot spring will have your gasping for air when you get there- quite literally. But as well, the scenery will take your breath away. From the hot springs, you’ll be able to look down onto Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness with peaks of mountains scattered among wilderness. For Colorado hot springs, this is the one to check.
Utah, Mystic Hot Springs
One of our favorite hot springs in the world resides among the high plains of Utah. While other hot springs are made of natural pools, Mystic Hot Springs were first travertine rock formations which hot water flowed down from. Many years ago, a few residents placed bathtubs beside these travertines to collect the water. Throughout the years, the mineral deposits have formed rock around the tubs for a beautiful sight. Spend a day traveling around the the different tubs in the area to find your favorite, it’ll be a hard choice to make.
Washington, Olympic Hot Springs
Along the Elwha River Valley are a collection of hot springs completely uninhabited. For a time, they were developments around the hot springs but they have long vanished and an array of rainforest plants have made the surrounding area its home. To find these secluded hot springs, you’ll have to take a 2.5 mile walk through the forest, but once you find this private spot, you’ll be happy you made the trip.
If you’re not a big traveler, but still want a secluded spot to take a hot water soak, consider a ThermoSpas hot tub in your house or backyard. While it may not have the breath-taking sights of a mountain-top, the ease and simplicity of walking a few feet to your own private spa will make up for it. Contact ThermoSpas today if you’d like more information on owning your own hot tub, we’d be happy to help.