Buckhorn Mineral Wells
historical hot-spring spa and motel in the Phoenix area offering hot baths and various other mineral-water treatments. Discovered accidentally in 1939 by Ted Sliger, the mineral water used in the baths at the Buckhorn is high in mineral content and believed to be therapeutic. The Sligers had been operating a taxidermy shop and store since 1936 when they dug a well to ensure a constant water supply. To their surprise the water they hit when drilling the well was 112 degrees F. Soon thereafter the Sligers opened a mineral-bath spa, with a thriving business. This is a developed spa.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Water Temp||Water is 112 F when it comes out of the ground, and is cooled to 105 F in the tubs.|
|Season||Year-round, although summer is usually too hot to make a hot bath pleasurable.|
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