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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
Water Temperature
102.00 °F (38.89 °C)
Sensitive Habitat
Yes
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Because it is easily accessed from Highway 395, Travertine Hot Springs is one of the Eastern Sierra’s most popular geothermal locations. Stunning Sierra views and relaxing waters reward visitors who take the short dirt road detour. Pool floors are lined with rich gray travertine mud that is touted for its restorative properties.

A natural spring sends hot water bubbling to the surface, where it is diverted into small pools of varying temperatures. An ADA-accessible improved cement tub is closest to the parking area and suitable for larger groups of four to eight people. Continue down the pathway behind the restrooms to discover three smaller natural pools that each fit up to three people.

The springs can become quite crowded when cooler temperatures prevail, so be prepared to share a tub. If you are traveling with children or are particularly modest, it should be noted that many visitors enjoy Travertine in the nude.

Although close to the town of Bridgeport, the road to Travertine is not well marked. The gravel road diverges several times before the destination, so have a look at the accompanying directions to confirm your route. 

The road is not maintained in winter, and heavy snowfall cuts off access to the springs.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Multiple tubs with varied temperatures. Great views.

Cons

Crowded. Nudists.

Features

ADA accessible
Natural
Clothing optional
Sensitive Habitat

Number of pools

4

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Comments

02/19/2018
Last pool was cold to to the touch, cold wind and snow flurries didn't help. Very crowded. Muddy, but couple of the valley pools were in great shape.
01/22/2018
What a gem! This place was beautiful, the water was hot (~105) and there was no one else there while we visited. Definitely go on a weekday if possible.
07/27/2016
Gorgeous views!
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