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 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 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