If you're looking for a unique way to relax, get baby-soft skin, and aren't afraid of getting dirty, this giant mud bath in the California desert is probably for you.
I saw a video about Glen Ivy Hot Springs on Instagram recently and wanted to look further into it (because as you know, I'm a sucker for hot springs to check out!). As it turns out, Glen Ivy is an oasis of more than just hot springs.
What I REALLY want to visit Glen Ivy for is Club Mud, their spring water mud pool.
The mud pool combines California red clay with mineral water. Slather yourself with clay and then bake in the sun in the "Wafa cave." The dry mud can then be washed off when it becomes loose and flaky.
When you visit, you'll want to bring a dark swimsuit with you because the clay is known to stain.
Glen Ivy has various packages you can choose from based on what treatments and experiences you'd most like to enjoy, but they also have limited Admission Only slots available so you can use the pools and Club Mud. Check out their packages here.
Glen Ivy has been around since 1860 and is located at the base of the Santa Ana Mountain Range in Corona, California, which is about 7 hours away from Sacramento. It's the perfect stop on your way to Palm Springs or Joshua Tree.