On the Eastern slope of the Sierra Mountains, lies what appears to be the craggy remains of an ancient dinosaur skeleton. But really, these aren’t bones, they’re the distinctive limestone rock formations of Travertine Hot Springs. Warm water bubbles out of the winding cracks and into several rocky pools that surround the source of the spring. You can enjoy front row views of Sawtooth Ridge while you relax. Travertine’s proximity to the town of Bridgeport makes hauling snacks and a cold beverages to your soak session super easy.
Though camping at the springs is prohibited, the dirt road that leads to the springs is on public land so you are allowed to leave your car at a pullout and camp along the road.