Located on a small hill with an excellent view.
Whether or not you can soak comfortably depends on your luck.
Brightly colored travertine domes
North of Wells, Nevada, between 3 and 12 Mile Hot Springs, lies the Lower Oxley Peak.
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The access appeared to be the easiest, as it was located closest to the paved road.
The dirt road was deeply rutted and required caution, but it was about 0.2 miles, so it was within walking distance.
There was an area surrounded by barbed wire netting, perhaps to prevent livestock from entering.
A brightly colored travertine dome rose above the hill.
Although no water gushes were observed around the dome, it was assumed that extensive geothermal activity once existed.
Small hot water pools were scattered a short distance away.
This hole had a temperature of 140 degrees F, the hottest ever recorded in the area.
This one was a barely-soaking-sized pool of hot water.
The water was accompanied by a strong sulfur odor.
Scattered around was animal feces.
It appeared to function as watering holes for livestock, and piping had been laid.
Scenic point with a tub?
The highest volume of water was from this source, which was located at the bottom of the hillside.
118 degrees F hot water flowed as a stream.
Almost all the water was dissipated on the surface without being used, turning the area reddish brown.
Some water was drawn through a hose to a tub.
Would this be a windbreak?
It was surrounded on three sides by a short concrete wall.
It was a scenic point, with a panoramic view of the vast wilderness from a small elevation.
The location had a great view, but the hose was clogged and in need of maintenance.
This made for a disappointing soaking experience, as the water was not warm enough to dip in.
Lower Oxley Peak Hot Springs, Wells, Nevada, U.S.
Rule: Clothing optional
Water temp: Up to 140 degrees F