Alaska is the perfect environment for appreciating the steaming hot quality of nature’s hot tub. Chena is part vacation resort and part natural retreat. You get to experience all the cultural benefits of Alaska’s amazing food, festivities, and seasonal events, like the Aurora Borealis. There’s nothing better than sitting back and following the dashing lights as you are pampered like a king or queen.
If you’re looking for an even greater outdoors adventure, this next hot springs location is even more secluded than the rest. This will require a bit of stamina and determination to reach. The only path to this hot springs is through an eight mile trail from the closest road. But, as they always say: the best things in life don’t come easy. The reward is your own private little pool party with amazing sights, sounds, and crystalline water that swirls and lulls you into its embrace.
If you were bummed out about not being able to swim in the eye-popping hot spring at the Morning Glory, well, this could be a close second in-terms of amazing colors and natural surroundings. Travertine is blessed with all the mineral and rock formations around it, forming a rainbow of hues steeped in a sultry hot spring with the backdrop of Nevada’s mountains.
If you’re not a big hiker, but do want to experience what it’s like to soak in a hot spring that is smack dab in the middle of nature, Olympic’s hot springs are a great alternative. While you don’t need to necessarily wait until the dead of winter, it is ideal to experience these hot springs when there is a bit of snow on the ground for an amazing and refreshing effect. There’s something special about being in a hot spring with the crisp, cold winter air nipping around you.
Last, but not least, is a humble and fun little hot spring that welcomes all campers across the country with open arms. This man-made marriage with nature’s beauty has come together perfectly. Camping grounds are available for all travelers, however, the hot springs are not communal, you will need to be signed off for entry, in order to keep everything clean and safe. The owners have done a fantastic job over the years, you’ll love it.