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‘Hot Springs’ Guide to Desert Hot Water Springs in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a wonderful community that is filled with a wide array of exciting attractions. Those who visit Palm Springs will certainly want to make the most of their stay in this desert oasis, but visitors may find that their attempts to take in as much of Palm Springs as possible leave them sore and tired. This is especially true for visitors who do a bit of hiking around Palm Springs, as the terrain surrounding the desert oasis is hilly and uneven. Feelings of soreness and fatigue can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find the motivation to embark on too many strenuous activities. Luckily, a remedy for weary visitors of Palm Springs exists just a short distance away. The assortment of desert hot water springs that can be found in the area can relieve any soreness or discomfort that visitors may be feeling after several busy days in the area.

There are a few desert hot springs within the limits of Palm Springs, but they are not available for public access because they are situated on a Native American reservation. You may be saddened that you can’t access these desert water springs, but don’t worry there are plenty to go around. A fantastic collection of these hot water springs can be accessed a short distance north in the aptly-named community of Desert Hot Springs.

Where Do The Desert Hot Water Springs Come From?

The remarkable desert water springs of Desert Hot Springs are made possible by an underground aquifer beneath the community. This aquifer is continuously replenished thanks to melted snow from the nearby Mount San Gorgonio. Over the course of many years, this water runs down the mountain and gradually seeps into the aquifer beneath Desert Hot Springs. During this methodical process, the melted snow absorbs a myriad of minerals and nutrients. By the time the water has found its way into the aquifer, it has become some of the most highly sought water in the world thanks to all of the valuable minerals and nutrients that are accumulated on its journey to the aquifer.

The Benefits Of Soaking In A Desert Hot Water Spring

Many seek out the desert springs because of the benefits that a soak in one of these pools can have for those who take a dip. Some may be skeptical of the benefits that soaking in these mineral-rich springs can have, but research has affirmed that the springs are legitimate.

A dip in a desert water spring not only feels fantastic, but it is also exceptionally beneficial for many aspects of your health. Soaking in desert springs can work wonders for your skin, as the water cleanses any impurities from the skin as it opens up your pores and facilitates a healthy community for your skin. Moreover, the minerals contained within the spring water soften your skin. For those who have skin that is rough or dry, they may notice a considerable difference in how their skin feels before and after spending time in the spring.

A dip in a desert spring can also improve your body’s circulation, as the experience could help improve your breathing while easing any tension that may be carried within your body. Of course, soaking in a desert spring also has tremendous benefits for one’s mental health, as immersing yourself in one of these springs can be exceptionally relaxing. Such an experience helps an individual to take their minds off of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Springs can be cathartic and help people to clear their minds as they focus on the fulfilling feeling of a calm spring soak.

Soaking in a hot spring can also provide relief for any ailments and conditions that people may be experiencing. While desert water springs cannot reverse the impacts of an affliction and heal a person, they can mitigate the pain visitors are experiencing by dulling pain receptors. Such abilities help those who enjoy these springs to forget about most pains that they regularly experience during their time in the spring.

Desert Hot Springs Spas And Resorts

Spas and resorts around Desert Hot Springs have capitalized on the desire of visitors to experience the springs, and there are now ample opportunities for tourists to take in the springs around Desert Hot Springs. Contrary to what many believe, desert water springs can be cold water in addition to hot water springs. Such a reality is fantastic news for those who are not enthused by the prospect of immersing themselves in a hot spring on a sweltering desert day. For those who may not find a soak in a hot water spring to be appealing, taking a dip in a cold water desert spring could be far more refreshing. Cold water springs offer many of the same benefits that hot water springs can offer, and they are especially good at improving one’s circulation.

Of course, those who visit Desert Hot Springs needn’t limit themselves to choosing between either hot or cold water springs-there will be plenty of opportunities to experience both options so one can find their preference. As a matter of fact, many of the resorts or spas that you will come across in Desert Hot Springs feature both cold and hot water springs. Some visitors to the springs prefer one choice over another, while others like to go back and forth between hot and cold water springs during their time at a spa or resort.

The Desert Hot Springs community has made a name for itself as a location where anyone can escape for a restful and relaxing getaway. The people of Desert Hot Springs are welcoming and accommodating to visitors, and many would be hard-pressed to find a more relaxing environment. The town of Desert Hot Springs is so renowned for being a peaceful getaway that it is considered by many to be the spa capital of America.

It would be hard to argue with the notion that Desert Hot Springs lays claim to the spa capital of America, as the town has dozens of resorts and spas. No matter your budget or preferred accommodations, there are plenty of options to choose from when selecting a location in which you can enjoy a luxurious desert water spring. Some spas offer tourists the opportunity to enjoy a brief soak in a desert water spring, but for those interested in extended bouts of relaxation, many resorts give the option for visitors to stay for a few nights and immerse themselves in several days of relaxation.

Here are ten fantastic spa or resort options for those seeking a relaxing time in Desert Hot Springs:

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

With eight different spring-fed pools to choose from, Miracle Springs Resort and Spa offers a lovely experience to those who visit. Complete with both hot and cold water natural springs, this establishment can accommodate whatever your preference may be. Guests interested in an extended stay have a variety of lodging options to choose from so they can maximize their enjoyment of this location.

Hope Springs

An assortment of natural hot springs, pools, and spa rooms makes Hope Springs a fantastic getaway for all. Whether you’re interested in soaking in a hot spring or relaxing with spa treatments, this hotel and spa will be perfect for you.

Caliente Springs Resort

Guests that stay at Caliente Springs RV Resort can enjoy a traditional vacation rental or the unique experience of staying in an RV. This resort is aptly named, as the hot springs on the property are kept at temperatures that range from 115 to over 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you get your hot spring fill, guests can enjoy an assortment of games and amenities.

Sagewater Spa

Constructed in 1954, Sagewater Spa serves as a hotel for those who visit Desert Hot Springs. One of the most historic hotels in the area, this establishment includes a spa, swimming pool, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

The Spring Resort & Day Spa

A highly decorated resort, The Spring Resort & Spa has compiled a wide array of accolades for the exquisite atmosphere that they’ve developed. Complete with three mineral pools, guests can relax while enjoying the benefits of the mineral-rich water.

Tuscan Springs Hotel & Spa

With a fantastic ambiance and a peaceful environment, Tuscan Springs Hotel & Spa is a terrific selection for those hoping to unwind on a trip to Palm Springs. The water in their pools is naturally heated to 117 degrees Fahrenheit to allow guests to practically feel their stress melt away.

Azure Palm Hot Springs

This sizable hotel includes over thirty rooms and an entire lap pool that is filled with mineral water. Guests at Azure Palm Hot Springs can participate in yoga, take a soak in a hot spring pool, or allow their tension to melt away with a spa treatment.

Two Bunch Palms

Offering mineral water tubs with adjustable temperatures, customers can modify the water to fit their preferences. Visitors rave about the design of Two Bunch Palms, as the property has been landscaped with a variety of plants to make people feel as though they are in an exotic rainforest.

Lido Palms Resort And Spa

Aptly named, Lido Palms Resort And Spa is filled with lush palm trees and gorgeous views. Take a relaxing soak in a mineral pool complete with jets to enhance your enjoyment, try one of the yoga retreats offered here, or participate in water therapy to help relieve any stress you may be feeling.

The Good House

A small establishment with a limited number of rooms makes your stay at The Good House feel charming and welcoming. Enjoy a massage or soak in the pool to help you unwind. You could even get a group of friends together and reserve the entire place for yourselves!


After a long day of exploring the traffic sites and attractions that Palm Springs has to offer, what better way to unwind at night than a relaxing soak in the famous hot and cold water springs of Desert Hot Springs? You can practically feel the stress and tension leave your body as you enjoy the peacefulness of your soaking experience. After immersing yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this community, you may find it hard to leave. Luckily, Desert Hot Springs is only a short drive from Palm Springs, so those who make regular visits to Palm Springs can easily incorporate a visit to this town into their plans. For those who have never before visited the Palm Springs area, making the brief journey north to Desert Hot Springs is a must!


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