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El Dorado / Tonopah Hot Spring Professional Review and Guide
"A hot well pumped to the surface and into several small bathing pools. Privately owned, the hot tubs can be rented for various periods of time. Once a center of hot-spring resorts, the town of Tonopah has since declined. There were at one time five resorts operating at once but now there is only one. The last resort from this historical period shut down 17 years ago. Historically, many of the hot springs flowed on the surface. The owners of the well and the property have provided a small oasis in which to enjoy the hot water, with two broad wood-fence enclosures covered with tarps and surrounded by vegetation. There are two bathing areas, one for those wearing bathing suits and one for those bathing nude. Each bathing area has several different tubs. The hot water has been piped into several tubs and other receptacles. Otherwise the resort is rustic with few other facilities available."
--Matt C. Bischoff, Touring Arizona Hot Springs (Falcon Guides).
Although you can drive right up to the entrance of El Dorado and enjoy a great soak, there are thousands and thousands of acres of BLM land nearby for hikes.
Always nice to enjoy a nice warm soak at El Dorado at the end of the day's hike. Several communal pools, private pools and individual tubs of varying temperatures. Most soak au naturale. New owners have also added some basic accomodations if you want to stay in the area and use Tonopah as your base of operations.
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