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The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.
10/02/2015 10:04am ET | Updated October 2, 2016
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With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

1. Rocky Canyon Hot Springs | Idaho
Idaho has an endless supply of pristine rivers and hot springs. This one will be tough to leave! Learn more.

2. Travertine Hot Springs | California
Bag a peak in the Sierra then relax in these hot springs with an unbelievable view. You can skip the peak if you want, we wouldn't blame you. Learn more.

3. Summer Lake Hot Springs | Oregon
Make the short drive from Bend, OR to these wonderful hot springs inside an old barn. Be sure to step outside for epic starry skies. Learn more.

4. Fifth Water Waterfalls and Hot Springs | Utah
This area has multiple pools of differing temperature and size. Pick your poison and enjoy. Learn more.

Photo: Jacob Moon

5. Olympic Hot Springs | Washington
Enjoy a short, moderate day hike through the old growth forests of Olympic National Park to this tranquil hot spring pool. Learn more.

6. Potosi Hot Springs | Montana
Go on a quick hiking adventure to find these beautiful hot spring pools in a remote location. Learn more.

7. Conundrum Hot Springs | Colorado
Let's call this the party pool. This is a popluar destination for backpackers so plan on getting friendly. Learn more.

Photo: Kyle Frost

8. Big Sur Hot Springs | California
It doesn't get much better than cliffside hot springs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Learn more.

9. Boiling River | Wyoming
If you've visited the Yellowstone area, you've probably been tempted at least once to jump in the geothermal pools. Now you can, safely and legally. Learn more.

10. Goldmyer Hot Springs | Washington
This hot springs amid the old remains of a mining town delivers steadily flowing water to a set of tiered pools along the mountainside. Learn more.