If you're looking for a hot spring in the Phoenix area, you can't miss this place.
You are guaranteed to enjoy the Arizona desert in the nude.
Clothing optional pool
I often visit this place because it is located in a good spot on Interstate 10, an hour's drive from Phoenix, on the way to L.A.
The location is less than a minute from the highway exit, yet the funky atmosphere is unique.
It was like visiting a hippie commune in an oasis in the desert.
The office was a sort of crude shack connected to an RV.
The fee was an unbelievably low $10.00 per person per hour.
There was a clothing optional public pool, some private pools, an RV park, and lodges for rent.
The public pool was all outdoors, with rustic concrete pools and several clawfoot tubs.
Despite being located in the suburbs of a major city, the atmosphere was so open.
For those who are shy, private pools are recommended.
This is the one named The Corral.
All of the private pools are located outdoors, and although they are blindfolded by bushes and board fences, they are not completely separated.
Anyone can enter someone else's private space if they want to.
In fact, there was a rare incident where the next guest came in by mistake while I was soaking.
This is the one called Desert View.
There was a ready-made tub beside the pool made by stone.
The Sunset Area, one of the private pools, was particularly open.
The private space was so large that it didn't need to be this big.
The water temp in the pool was about 100 degrees F, although at the gushing point the temperature was said to be 111 degrees F.
The lukewarm water was comfortable in Arizona during the summer heat waves, but when I visited in the winter, it was so cold that I had to shiver.
The clear, colorless, tasteless water was not that distinctive.
However, the amount of hot water was plentiful, and it feels good to have it free-flowing.
The best part was the view while soaking in the water.
It was a luxury to enjoy the desert landscape with no clothes on.
El Dorado Hot Springs, Tonopah, Arizona, U.S.
- TypeWalk-in / Lodging
- RulePrivate pool / Clothing optional
- ChlorinationNot detected
- Water tempUp to 100 degrees F