hot creek (california)

hot creek (california), california, eastern sierra, hot creek, hot springs, long valley caldera, mammoth lakes, river, water

Hot Creek near Mammoth Lakes (California).­

View more photos of Hot Creek.

A number of hot springs and steamy geysers mix with the cold water of this small mountain stream, bringing its temperature to that of a warm bath at certain locations.­ The place is dangerous due to unstable ground and sudden eruptions of scalding hot water.­ People bathe there at their own risks, and some people have been killed or seriously injured there.­ But it's a beautiful place, and definitely worth a bath if you know and accept the risks (including getting cited for trespassing the warning signs!).­

For more info about this location, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Hot_­Creek_­(Mono_­County,_­California).

Hot Creek is located in the "Long Valley Caldera", the mouth of an old super volcano, a region with many hot springs.­ For more info about this region, go to:

More images of ▶ california eastern sierra hot creek hot springs long valley caldera mammoth lakes river water
Eastern Sierra (California)
Inyo National Forest, Hot Creek Interpretive Trail, California, USA