I recently soaked in some luxurious hot springs at an Abandoned Resort and Ghost Town in Nevada!
As a solo full time RVer I’m always on the lookout for cool, off-the-beaten-path places to visit. In November, I found an Abandoned Hot Springs Resort in Warm Springs Nevada. The Hot Springs are located at the intersection of the Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada State Route 375) and US Route 6. Warm Springs is in Nye County, about 60 miles east of Tonopah, Nevada.
After I lost my dog Capone to Cancer in October of this year, I traveled south toward Arizona with a giant hole in my heart. The healing waters of the hot spring soothed my soul. Plus, a little adventure is always a good way to take my mind off my troubles.
Real Nevada Ghost Town
I loved this area because of its remoteness and ghost-town feeling. Nothing remains of this old stagecoach route but a couple of abandoned buildings and a restaurant that closed in the 1970s.
” Private Property” and “No Trespassing” signs are posted. However, it seems the owners don’t mind visitors. Just please, respect it and keep it clean when you visit!!
Big Horn Sheep
A large group of sheep hunters were camped inside the fenced area during my visit. Next time I hope to have it all to myself so I can explore the grounds and peek inside the old buildings.
While I soaked in the hot springs, a herd of Big Horn Sheep wandered into the foothills above and drank the hot water from the trench feeding the pool. To watch the entire video on YouTube click here.
According to Wikipedia, ” The first white settlement in Warm Springs was in 1866, when it served as a stopover for stagecoaches and other travellers. Never more than a tiny settlement, Warm Springs’ population dwindled until it became a ghost town. All that remained was a single streetlight, a telephone box, and several huts built over pools filled by the warm springs that give the town its name. ”
If you enjoy off-the-beaten-path spots and hot springs, I highly recommend visiting this one! You can also enjoy nearby Area 51 and the Extraterrestrial Highway!
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Thank you for the info! Where did you get word that the owner was okay with respectful visitors? The property is still posted with many no trespassing signs. I would love to swim in this, but I feel uncomfortable defying the signs.
ohhh-liked the story up to the part of sharing the space with sheep hunters-they’re not hunting because they’re starving to death-It would have been an unpleasant “hunting trip” for them if I was there. I would be blarring horns, ring loud bell, whatever to ruin it for them-small minds big egos-nothing worse. just hope they don’t reproduce any like thinking off spring. must make males feel like there better lovers killing things-great.