40º 46’ 16.27” N 119º 06’ 58.17” W

Trego Hot Spring is one of the easiest hot springs to locate. Take Rt 49, also known as Trego Road, also known as Jungo Road, and head for Sulphur, Nevada. About 30 miles up the rock strewn gravel washboard road you'll see a railroad crossing (Trego Crossing). A short distance further and you'll see Trego Hot Spring.

It is a whole lot easier to get on the Black Rock Playa at 12 mile entrance and drive directly across the play heading east. You will know the  crossing when you see the railroad control and communications tower. Cross the railroad tracks and turn north on the dirt road. It takes you right to Trego Hot Spring.

Trego Hot Spring, like a few other rare items in the Black Rock Desert, is man made.  While building the railroad through the Black Rock Desert they dug through an area which created the Trego Hot Spring. Of all the hot springs in the northern Nevada area Trego is the warmest. So warm infact that you can "safely" swim in it. But test the water before entering. Keep in mind near the source the water IS very hot. Never assume anything.

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Trego Hot Spring is a long narrow pool created by the rail road
Trego has easy access provided you pay attention at the crossing
A nice large pool is a welcome site for relaxation
A natural 'hot tub' right next to the train tracks

The BLM's contract with Burning Man states they do not have access to the hotsprings anywhere in the Black Rock area. However, there are tons of photos on the internet showing burners swimming in Trego's Hot Spring and elsewhere. How else can they get clean for the nudie photos? Check them HERE.

Black Rock Desert is nearly all volcanic and is still active heating underground water systems. These surface everywhere as hot springs. While Trego Hot Spring is "warm" never assume anything untested and never enter them.

Crossing the railroad tracks at Trego, or anywhere for that matter, can be dangerous. Trego is an official railroad crossing where 20 trains are on that Union Pacific track daily, all traveling at least 70 mph and some in clusters of 2 to 5 trains. Just because one just went by doesn't mean that is it. Approach all the crossings from Gerlach to Jungo with extreme caution and absolutely STOP before crossing. Ask all in your vehicle, "Does anyone see a train?" Continue to watch as you cross. If you see a train light coming, you better wait. If the wind is blowing you may not hear the horn, which they begin sounding 1/4-mile out.

If you must cross the railroad tracks use much caution. The train is going 75 mph, it takes 2 miles to stop, there is a train about every 15 minutes. Let's do the math, you are stuck on the tracks and want to run and try and flag the train to stop. Can you run 2+ miles in sand in under 15 minutes? And which way do you run? The train ALWAYS wins.