Once Public, Now Commercial Alvord Hot Springs Rides Again
The old, free Alvord Hot Springs that we have all come to know and love over the years is gone as of early 2013. The Davis Family (owners) have torn down the old structure and built a new one complete with parking lot, bathrooms, pay camping, store, showers and on-site caretaker. Access for 24 hours costs $5.
The two large concrete tank pools surrounded by decking and benches with a covered room off to the side retain much, if not all, of their former glory.
Alvord Hot Springs Weather
A mix of late night rain/snow showers. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 36F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. High 33F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch.
Snow during the morning will mix with rain at times during the afternoon along with gusty winds. High 39F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Alvord Hot Springs Map and Directions
Alvord can be reached via the Fields-Denio Road (East Steens Road) from either the north (from Burns) or the south (from Fields). From the north, drive approximately 41 miles south on the dirt Fields-Denio Road from Highway 78. From the south, drive 23 miles north (12 miles paved) to reach the signed Alvord Hot Springs.
Alvord Hot Springs Pictures
- Pictures and trip reports of Alvord Hot Springs on IdahoHotSprings.com
- Incredible photos and poetry featuring Steens Mtn, Wildhorse Lake and Alvord Hot Springs
- On Wikipedia
Alvord Hot Springs Video
Alvord Hot Springs Soak Stats:
GPS: 42.544 118.533
Map Quad: ALVORD HOT SPRINGS 7.5
Elevation: 4,080 ft
Land: Private (Commercial)
Temp: Adjustable via wood plugs
Water Clarity: Semi-Clear
Area Features: Steens Mountain, Alvord Desert
Closest Food/Gas: Fields
Camping: On-site and nearby
Clothing Optional: No
Pit Toilet: Yes