Dry Suzie (Hot Sulphur, Greenhorn) Hot Spring

General Description: Hot water emerges from a hillside and flows to several shot up tubs and cattle troughs
General Location: Central Nevada, outside of Carlin
Pool Type: Cattle Trough and Bath Tub
Pool Temps: DO NOT SOAK (Above 115° F), Lobster Hot (110° - 115° F), Extremely Hot (106° - 110° F), Very Hot (104° - 106° F)
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Accessibility: Year round, but high clearance required and maybe muddy in the winter
Restrictions: None
Elevation: 5000 feet.
Distance from road: 0.00 mile.
Map Reference: Battle Mountain NV USGS 1:100,000 scale quadrangle, or Huntsman Ranch USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

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The Hot Spring:

  Dry Suzie Hot Spring also known as Hot Sulphur or Greenhorn is in a beautiful spot in the high desert near a historical stop on the California Trail.  This spring could be amazing but instead it is full of garbage and tubs are shot full of gun holes.  The overuse and abuse could be because it is close to interstate 80, but the road is rutted and steep in places so 4 wheel drive and high clearance is required.  The source at about 145 deg F is at the top of the hill and piped to the different tubs with pvc pipe.  The one bathing spot is a bath tub up on the top of the hill where you fill it and have to wait for the water to cool off.  People have also tried to cover the bullet holes in one of the cattle troughs to soak, but it doesn't work that well.  This location has so much potential with camping allowed and being protected from cattle with a fence, but right now the pools seem to be used for target practice more than soaking.

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