Alkali Hot Springs are a small cluster of springs in the western Nevada desert that have been piped into two small pools. One a manmade stone pool is large enough for four to six people depending on how cozy you want to get, and one natural pool that looks as if it doesn't see much use.
Water flows from one spring at about 112 degrees and from a second spring at about 105 degrees. Pool temperatures can be controlled by lifting either pipe to flow into or out of the pools. A set of steps also function as a bench, though algae has made the surface quite slick. Clothing seems to be optional at Alkali Hot Springs. There are no facilities of any kind near the spring, so plan on bringing anything you may need and on packing out all trash.
The springs are located just below a concrete utility building that acts as a reliable landmark in the barren desert; however, note that the land surrounding the springs is private property, so please be respectful while visiting.
Though the springs can see some visitors in the evenings, generally the springs only see those on the drive between Reno and Las Vegas during the daytime, and there is a good chance you'll find yourself alone to enjoy the views of the nearby mountains. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Joshua trees adjacent to Silver Peak Road as you drive out.