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Kyle Hot Springs

Northern Nevada Basin, Nevada

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  • The unpaved road out to Kyle Hot Springs.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • Ruined foundations of an old resort building near the springs.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • Kyle Hot Springs.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • A cattle trough sits beside a stone tub that lies away from the source allowing water to cool slightly.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • The source spring is marked by a fence to keep cattle out.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • The source spring is warmer and contained in a concrete tub.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • Algae formations near the source.- Kyle Hot Springs
  • Kyle Hot Springs.- Kyle Hot Springs
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Panoramic views. Solitude.
Cons: 
Fluctuating temperatures. Lots of broken glass.
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Region:
Northern Nevada Basin, NV
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Low
Number of pools: 
2
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Kyle Hot Springs are a pair of hot and warm pools sitting near the base of the mountains along the eastern edge of Northern Nevada's Buena Vista Valley.

Little is known about the hot springs resort that was erected here in the early 20th century, but it is rumored to have burned down. Today only a few foundations and small features remain. One of the original concrete pools sits near the source of the springs, surrounded by a small fence built to keep the cattle that roam around this privately owned range out of the water. Slightly down the hill sits a water trough filled by a pipe carrying water from the source at a significantly cooler temperature. A recently-built stone pool sits beside the trough, though it was empty at the time of this visit.

The water smells strongly of sulfur, and temperatures can fluctuate greatly. On this visit the source pool was hot but tolerable, while the trough was too cool for a comfortable soak. On past visits, however, the source has been far too hot and the trough has been a much better soaking option. Temperatures in the concrete pool can exceed 105 degrees, while temperatures in the trough can be in the lower 90s. The springs sit in an isolated valley in Northern Nevada, so clothing-optional bathing is fine, and it is likely you'll have the vistas of the surrounding mountains and valley to yourself.

There are no facilities of any kind near the springs. Make sure you have adequate gas and necessities before you head out. The springs sit on private property, so be especially respectful of the area.

Water at the source is extremely hot, and there are many bubbling pools and steaming holes throughout the area, not to mention a lot of broken glass from past visitors. Be very careful walking around if you visit after dark. The springs can be accessed by two-wheel drive vehicles; note, however, that the last tenth of a mile can be very muddy following wet weather, in which case it may be better to walk up the final climb.

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