THE BEST WAY TO TECOPA

From Los Angeles, take Interstate 10 east to the 605 north to the 210 east. Take the 210 to Interstate 15 north. Take I-15 to the California 127-Kelbaker Road exit. Turn left and follow Highway 127 to Old Spanish Trail Highway. Take a slight right, and drive four miles to Tecopa.

WHERE TO STAY

Cynthia's, 2001 Old Spanish Trail Highway, Tecopa; (760) 852-4580, http://www.discovercynthias.com. Tepees are $148 a night.

Tecopa Hot Springs Resort, 860 Tecopa Hot Springs Road, Tecopa; (760) 852-4420, http://www.tecopahotsprings.org. Motel rooms cost $85 per night. On-site hot springs are free for resort guests; $8 for day visitors.

WHERE TO EAT

Pastels Bistro, 860 Tecopa Hot Springs Road, Tecopa; (760) 852-4307. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours are irregular, so call in advance. Entrees $6-$22.

Café C'est Si Bon, Highway 127, Shoshone; (760) 852-4307. Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays; sandwiches and salads $6-$8.

TO LEARN MORE

For more information, go to http://www.tecopaca.com