Do you crave magical gems along barren desert roads? Spencer Hot Springs in Nevada is a steamy destination perfect for a fun road trip. This short drive from Las Vegas will make you wish every day was made for adventure — and why can't it be?

Spencer Hot Springs can be found in Austin, Nevada, only a short five-hour drive from Las Vegas.

Known for being one of the most "reliable" springs in the state, according to Travel Nevada, this spot offers warm waters year-round and dreamy sights.

The website notes that the area is home to several different baths, including a modernized "cowboy tub."

These draw the water straight inside from pipes and allow you to adjust the temperature by merely taking the "source in and out of the tub."

There is also a natural pool if you want to be one with the land and bathe straight from the groundwaters with the fresh mud beneath you.

To reach the springs, you can head down SR376 to mile marker 99, where a turnoff sits.

The Austin Nevada website advises you to follow the dirt road from the turn for 10 miles before arriving at the springs, which sit on the left.

Because they sit on public lands, they are free to visit, but you cannot camp nearby overnight.

If you're craving a second visit, you can stay in the surrounding towns and swing back for a soak the next day.

The water can sit anywhere from 130 to 140 F, so it is essential to check the temperature before getting in.

This desert road trip through backcountry lands will lead you to a magical world of steamy natural baths and wide-open skies.

Spencer Hot Springs

Price: Free

Address: Spencer Hot Springs, Austin, NV

Why You Need To Go: You can head over to these natural springs for a dreamy dip under the sky.

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We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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