Pools and tubs of all sorts can be found scattered through the region, from easy-to-reach spots to those well off the beaten path. With the exception of the Inn at Benton Hot Springs, the numerous hot pools in Mono County are natural, typically accessed via rough dirt roads, and are not maintained. Wild Willy’s near Crowley Lake and the Travertine Hot Springs outside Bridgeport are two of the most popular places to go for a soak.
Directions - Take Route 395 south of Bridgeport half a mile. Turn left at Jack Sawyer Road, just before the Ranger Station. Follow Jack Sawyer Road approximately one mile. The road may close or be difficult to travel on with snow.
Natural hot springs
Chill in hot tubs
Cute one day date
Cool friends adventure
Exploration time with family
At Travertine Hot Spring you may choose to soak in the waters, the awesome Eastern Sierra scenery, the unique geological site or all three simultaneously. It's only a short distance between the trailhead and one of the most popular bathing sites made possible by the hot spring, but there are several other locations to be found by hiking around the area which is also the best way to explore the topography and understand the curious geology. Be sure to check the temperature of the water before plunging. At it's source the hot spring can be too hot to touch, though most of the pools range from hot-tub like temperatures to luke warm. Located just south of Bridgeport, and just a mile off the 395, follow Jack Sawyer road to the parking lot, trailhead and restrooms. Jack Sawyer road is a mostly dirt road but is easy to traverse. Easily accessible hot spring are rare, so expect this site to be crowded on weekends, and expect a diverse crowd of people. Clothing is optional here.