High Sierra Nevada
Mono Hot Springs
Mono Hot Pools @ San Joaquin River
Sierra National Forest
Best of both worlds, way back in the boonies – two primitive tubs soaking perched on a soggy hill next to a river, developed campground below, and a small resort w/ cabins, camping, restaurant and private soaking areas on the other side of the river.
15 mi. NE of Huntington Lake off Kaiser Pass Rd. Huntington Lake & Hwy. 168
Two squared cement tubs overlooking the river, deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The coolest thing about this primitive hot springs is that it is a great destination for a one day snowmobile adventure. Rentals are in the nearby community of Lakeshore & the plowed paths are fairly easy to follow. If you plan on visiting the springs, you must not play around in the meadow much, there is plenty great Sierra scenery to be had. The snomo trip is a good 5 hours round trip with a lunch break & dip at mineral spring tubs.
- cross country skiing
- mountain biking
- snow mobiling
KAISER PASS ROAD
No RVs are allowed on this long, steep, narrow paved route .
Take Hwy.168, turn right on Kaiser Pass Rd, just past the ski resort. Pass the large meadow & follow signs to Mono Springs & Lake Edison. Make sure not to miss the left turn or you may end up at Florence Lake. Park near the green bridge over the San Joaquin River & walk over to the tubs on the hillsides.
closest forest, lakes, & destinations:
- Edison Lake
- Dinkey Lakes Wilderness
- Florence Lake
- Huntington Lake
- John Muir Wilderness
- Kaiser Wilderness
- Sierra National Forest
topo maps for this region:
- Dinkey Lakes Trail Map
- Dinkey Lakes Wilderness USDA
- John Muir Maps
- Kaiser Wilderness Map
- Sierra National Forest Map USDA
- Mono Divide (Tom Harrison Map)
- NatGeo Map Mammoth & Mono