Tecopa Mineral Hot Springs/Death Valley Trip from O.C.

Weekend Trip
DATE: Oct 06, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Oct 08, 2018 Monday

Trip/Event Location: Garden Grove CA

Trip Leader(s)

Garden Grove, CA United States,

Garden Grove, CA United States

Meeting Time: 8:00 AM

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: Yes, but only to cover shared expenses, and I too am paying

Difficulty Level:


(Do you qualify to attend with this trip difficulty rating? Click Here.)

Region: California/Hawaii

Sign Up To This Trip/Event

You must be a least a guest member to participate. Comments such as "+1" or "bringing a friend" are NOT permitted. All participants must sign-up for the event individually.

Select your mode of transportation, make any comments and then click on button.

You are not logged in.
Please, Log In

Trip Leaders can click here to edit or delete this activity.

Disclaimer: The club and its members take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during club events. Outdoor sports are inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By joining the club or participating in any events posted on the GayOutdoors web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Anyone with an internet connection can post a trip on the GayOutdoors web site. It is your responsibility to determine if this person has the experience and competence to lead the trip. GayOutdoors does not certify or confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips.
Be Prepared: Please be prepared to be self-sufficient. Have your own provisions such as first aid kit, food, water, extra clothing for unplanned weather, etc. Have your EMERGENCY CONTACT SHEET completed and in your backpack; it may save your life, and help reach someone who greatly cares!
Pace: There may be activities when the group is either slower or faster than your current ability. Please know that because this is a group activity, it's hard to accommodate everyone's pace perfectly. Our desire is not to leave anyone, however there have been times when it is in the best interest of all to split up. Please do your part by knowing your own abilities, communicating with the organizer head of time if you would like to start early and have us catch up or fine with finishing on your own.

Tecopa Hot Springs is located in Tecopa, CA, in the S.E. corner of Death Valley (the valley itself, not the state park).

FYI, the hot spring pools at Tecopa are pretty much 100% nudity required in the water, so do plan to get naked if you come with us.

The trip is about 230 mi. (3.75-4.5 hrs.) from the S.E. area of Garden Grove, and we have one car leaving from there with room for 2 more guys, and are looking for more to drive out so we can hopefully fill a cabin at Delight's Hot Springs Resort (best rated spot in Tecopa), which sleeps 6 in 3 big beds.

There is a lot of space a distance from the main road for hiking (nude if you get a mile or more off the road & away from any buildings), or for desert solitude.

There's no potable water (clean to drink) in Tecopa (or nearby) on tap, so you need to bring your own drinking water - recommend 1 gal./day - or buy some for around $3 a bottle (1.5-2 ltr).

Bring a change of clothes (or 3!) for a range of weather, as it may be warm in the day, but cold at night! Also suggest a robe to wear to/from hot spring pools, as we plan to stay right around the building from the pools!

We're asking a $110 deposit if you're staying with us & sharing food with the group's buy... Incl. in the above, food is est. $10/day (counting end of first day & part of next - dinner Sat., 3 meals Sun., & breakfast and an early lunch on Mon.). If not wanting in on food (we'll try to be a bit health conscious!), then it's $90/3 days/2 nights. You do not have to stay all 3 days/2 nights, but it's recommended due to the distance. And, if you're staying in your own room, tent, or RV & getting your own food somewhere, then it's free other than the various expenses you encounter. Besides the time together in the hot spring pools, we'll have time for board/card games, massage trade, body scrub trade (or just wash someone else), and even some sight seeing!

Tecopa is home to the China Ranch Date Farm, plus there's also the Death Valley Museum in nearby Shoshone, as well as other things to see and do, depending on distance you wish to drive/hike.

Plan to hang nude with us in our main cabin, as well as in the hot spring pools, and relax all over!

There is a restaurant open on Delight's property, as well as another in Tecopa, and a cafe & bar in Shoshone.

BTW, the only gas in the area is in Shoshone & quite pricey, so fill-up in Baker, which historically has been cheaper gas than in O.C.

We will plan to stop at least twice along the way to/from for food, gas, and to stretch!  Suggested spots, should you wish to meetup there, are in Victorville/Hesperia (or near) and Baker.

Come and relax with us a while, whether it's for 1 day ($15-$20 for a day pass at Delight's office) or buy-in for a day with us for longer access to the pools!... Or stay the night or 2!

FYI 2: Tecopa's waters are smooth as silk, and very relaxing, and is reported to ease Arthritis and whatever else "ails ya".

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Tecopa Hot Springs is located in Tecopa, CA, in the S.E. corner of Death Valley (the valley itself, not the state park).

FYI, the hot spring pools at Tecopa are pretty much 100% nudity re... 
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Google Map/Directions:

Trip Leader(s)


Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy

Garden Grove, CA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy

Garden Grove, CA

United States

members signed up for this event

Discuss This Trip/Event
GAY OUTDOORS is the world's largest gay, bisexual and gay friendly men's adventure club. We are here as a simple Internet Bulletin Board that allows members to post outdoor activities and post trip reports/photos for gay, bisexual and gay-friendly outdoorzy men so they can enjoy the beauty of the greater outdoors with other like-minded men. Outdoorzy men of all skill levels are invited to join.

Become A Member

Become a member to adventure with us, receive invites and use our matchmaking program. Membership is free. Our members live all over the world. Our home base in nestled in the scenic mountain village of Waterville Valley, NH.


Powered by - ColdFusion Experts