An “oasis in the desert”, El Dorado Hot Springs offers several soaking options, including private soaks, as well as overnight accommodations. It’s located about an hour west of Phoenix in Tonopah, Arizona.
The town name of “Tonopah” means “hot water under the bush” in the local Native American language. The resort is situated over a subterranean hot springs with an average temperature of 107°F and PH of 8.2. It’s heated naturally from underground, and has no sulphur odor.
Some say that it’s like bathing in liquid silk.
The seasonal temperature of the varies from warm to hot, however it’s always a reinvigorating and healthy soak.
Desert Pete – This is a communal soaking area that’s NUDE ONLY, so ditch the bathing suit here. There’s a shower, cold tub and lounge chairs around to relax in.
The Desert Saloon is a 1 person relaxation and reading area that can be used. Desert Pete’s Bunkhouse is here, which is open for overnight accommodations. There are no phones, cameras or alcohol permitted at Desert Pete. You can soak by the hour or buy an all day pass good for 12 hours.
These soaking areas have a separate private entrance. They are charged by the hour, with overnight camping available charged per person. Children 15 and under are free.
Sunset Area – Hot springs pool that can seat 4 to 6 people. Plus a cold tub, shower, fit pit and lounge chairs. It showcases a wonderful unobstructed view of Saddle Mountain.
Desert View – Another hot springs pool that can host 4 to 6 people. It also includes a shower, cold tub, fire pit, lounge chairs and a view of Saddle Mountain.
Desert Pete’s Bunkhouse – There are two rooms for rent. They include a choice of 2-1 hour private soaks, or unlimited soaking in the Desert Pete area, however you can’t choose both. Check in time is 3pm and out at 1pm.
Mariposa – Situated in the Desert Pete area, it’s a smaller room with air conditioning and heat. There is a bathroom next door, as well as coffee and tea service. The room can be rented year round.
There are camping sites that can accommodate RVs with electric hookups, as well as a slew of tent camping sites:
- Palo Verde
- Stone Circle
- Mesquite East
- Mesquite West
- Desert Garden
- The Nile
- Pet Place
Address: 41225 Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ 85354, USA
Phone: +1 623-386-5412
Season: Year round