Chinati Hot Springs
Out in the middle of nowhere in Texas lies another hot springs hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. Chinati is located within the Chihuahua Desert in a small town called Presidio. What makes it one of our favorite natural springs in the state are the breathtaking views of Texas’s mountains, desert lands, and beautiful blue bird skies, all while soaking in healing mineral waters. It’s truly the most peaceful and tranquil hot springs in Texas.
There are two different pools for you to enjoy while at Chinati hot springs. The first is their large outdoor section that overlooks a beautiful mountain landscape. Depending on the time of year, the average temperature hovers between 85 – 95 degrees which makes it ideal for relaxing all day without worrying about overheating. The second is a smaller hot springs tub which is slightly hotter at 95 – 102 degrees. No chemicals are needed as the geothermal source of the waters constantly flows through the pools keeping them clean and crystal clear.
Reservations are required when wanting to soak at Chinati hot springs. There unfortunately isn’t an option for just day use and overnight accommodations are highly recommended. Chinati offers several cabins as well as dispersed camping around the facility. Each cabin does also have it’s own private hot springs tub where you get to relax at night while staring into the bright starry night.
When you aren’t grabbing a soak, there are quite a few outdoor activities around the area to enjoy. Many people will take off from the springs and head out on one of many different hiking trails for either a great few hour walk or mountain biking adventure. Because it’s still very secluded, you won’t have to worry about running into anyone else and can take your time reconnecting with mother nature. After a fun day of exploring Texas, head back to Chinati and rejuvenate your body for your next day of adventure.
Directions to Chinati Hot Springs
From Va Horn, Texas
1. Start on US-90 East and travel for roughly 73 miles
2. Make a right onto Ranch Road 2810 and continue for another 33 miles
3. This will turn into Pinto Canyon Road. Continue for another 11 miles
4. Make a right and then left onto Hot Springs Road for 5 miles
5. Your will see Chaniti Hot Springs on the right
The last 20 miles or so you will leave paved roads and be on fairly flat dirt roads. There are signs to help lead you to the springs. Be sure to check weather reports as rain can make the roads almost undriveable.
Address: 1 Hot Springs Rd, Presidio, TX 79845