Summer Days and Cool Nights – Perfect for Hot Springs!

Summer Days and Cool Nights – Perfect for Hot Springs!

As we all love to mountain bike Mammoth, backpack, hike and camp there is nothing that feels better than relaxing early morning or during sunset to some hot springs.  Luckily for those in Mammoth Lakes, we are fortunate enough to have three main choices- Benton Hot Springs, Travertine Hot Springs and Keough Hot Springs.  Read further to learn about these hot springs, locations and some best tips!

Benton Hot Springs-  About area hour outside of Mammoth on route 120 in the town of Benton, is a serene hot springs area featuring nine hot spring tubs.  Filled with natural spring water, there are taps to add cold or hot water to make it just right.  Located at the Old House and Inn, take a step back in time and soak up old properties from the late 1800’s and some warm spring water.  We recommend getting up early and spending the morning mountain biking with rentals from ASO Mammoth Lakes.

Travertine Hot Springs Also about an hour north outside of Mammoth on Hwy 395, this is the spot to enjoy hot springs and a spectacular view.  Overlooking the eastern Sierra Nevada this is an ideal spot to camp and relax.  Our recommendation is if spending a week in the area, spend one night at the hot springs before coming back to Mammoth to mountain bike or hike at Rainbow Falls.

Keough Hot Springs- These hot springs are about one hour away from Mammoth heading south on Hwy 395.  First known in 1919 as a health retreat, these hot springs have been adorning fans for decades.   Said to have over 27 natural minerals, you can feel good while relaxing too!  Our top pick is if you are heading up to Mammoth from Southern California, take a stop on your way up before heading into ASO Mammoth Lakes for all your gear and accessories.

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