Potter's Aztec Baths

Clifton, Arizona

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A recently reopened hot-spring establishment as part of a bed and breakfast located along the banks of the Gila River in southeastern Arizona. The Potter Ranch is a historic site in the Clifton area, and has been in one family for three generations. Hot springs along the San Francisco River have been pumped up to the ranch and piped into two fiberglass hot tubs. The source water is about 150 degrees F, but is cooled once it is mixed with cold tap water, which makes the tub temperature about 100 degrees F. The tubs have been built into a wooden deck, and small lattice fences provide a level of privacy. The setting of the tubs is fantastic. The red rocks of the surrounding canyon are truly spectacular, particularly when viewed in a low sun angle. The tubs are generally available for public day use, or to registered guests of the bed and breakfast. The hot springs are developed, although they are in a rustic setting, and the tubs themselves are simple with no frills.

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"A recently reopened hot-spring establishment as part of a bed and breakfast located along the banks of the Gila River in southeastern Arizona. The Potter Ranch is a historic site in the Clifton area, and has been in one family for three generations. Hot springs along the San Francisco River have been pumped up to the ranch and piped into two fiberglass hot tubs. The source water is about 150 degrees F, but is cooled once it is mixed with cold tap water, which makes the tub temperature about 100 degrees F.

The tubs have been built into a wooden deck, and small lattice fences provide a level of privacy. The setting of the tubs is fantastic. The red rocks of the surrounding canyon are truly spectacular, particularly when viewed in a low sun angle. The tubs are generally available for public day use, or to registered guests of the bed and breakfast. The hot springs are developed, although they are in a rustic setting, and the tubs themselves are simple with no frills."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Clifton
Season: Fall, winter, and spring. Summer is too hot.
Features: Hot Springs
Local Contacts: Privately Owned
Local Maps: USGS Clifton
Driving Directions: Directions to Potter's Aztec Baths

Recent Trail Reviews

3/28/2009
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Correction - Potter Aztec Ranch is actually located on the San Francisco River not the Gila River.



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