Welcome to Alvord Desert

Aside from the epic landscape, hot springs are the main draw. Alvord Hot Springs is the best known, but there's also Mickey Hot Springs, 30 miles north of Fields on a side road off the Fields–Denio Rd. It's a miniature Yellowstone, with bubbling mud pots, steam vents and – beware – pools too hot for bathing (keep dogs leashed).

Mann Lake, 42 miles north of Fields on the Fields–Denio Rd, offers fishing, bird-watching and primitive campsites (no water).

Bring food, water and sun protection with you; there are no services or cellphone service along the Fields–Denio Rd. For more details, contact the BLM office in Hines.

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