From Austin drive east over the Toiyabe summit to Nevada Route 376, turn south about a quarter mile and then turn east on the road to Toquima Cave. About 6 miles along you’ll see the steam wafting up out of the sagebrush — on a cold day. If there’s an open spot, it’s yours. If not, you might have to wait a while for a tubfull of bathers to emerge and head out; it’s first-come first-served. Bring a book just in case.
Water temperatures are consistently at or about 130 farenheit year-round, so Spencer Hot Springs are particularly enjoyable in the winter months.