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Kyle's Hot Springs is a small hot spring south of Mill City, NV. It is about 30 miles from I-80, making it a reasonable side trip if passing through. The location of the springs, perched on a small hill above a wide valley, has magnificent views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Sadly, the location is the highpoint of the hot springs. The water was very hot on my visit but also had an almost overwhelming sulfur smell. The smell was strong enough I elected not to soak and moved along fairly quickly.
From the foundations and well-crafted rock sitting pool, it is clear Kyle (or someone) had high expectations for the springs. A local I met nearby on my visit was unclear on the full history, but thought a resort had been planned at some point early on but was never fully finished. For my money, the strong sulfur smell would be too much for many soakers.
Reach the springs starts from Mill City NV. This is exit 149 off I-80, about 30 miles west of Winnemucca, or about 45 miles east of Lovelock. Mill City does not have many services.
Once off I-80 head south on NV-400, this is the main road through Mill City. Follow it 16.5 miles to a sign for Unionville (on the right) and Kyle Hot Spring on the left. This is just before NV-400 turns to dirt.
Turn left onto Kyle Hot Spring road. It is easy to stay on the main road, except for a couple of key junctions:
From the parking area, the spring is fenced in with a concrete base. On my visit, a couple of large plastic livestock troughs and some piping were strewn about. It appears bathers pipe the water from the spring downhill to troughs to soak in. This might help with the smell a bit.
|16.5 mile - Left onto dirt road and reset odometer||
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