Arizona October 17, 2016
These 7 Arizona Hot Springs Are Perfect For A Fall Day
Hot springs in Arizona are a rare and isolated find here. Despite that, our state does have some fantastic little spots that are hidden away from plain view and are perfect to visit on a fall day. With lower daytime temperatures, you’ll find hiking to one of these spots and soaking in the hot waters a nice treat. Check out some spots you can find around the state.
1. Arizona Hot Springs
Located in Black Canyon along the Colorado River, this spot is also known as Ringbolt Hot Springs. It requires a three-mile hike through some pretty rugged terrain, so be sure to wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a snack to power you through the journey. You can find more details about the hike in one of our older articles,
Everyone In Arizona Must Visit This Epic Hot Spring As Soon As Possible
2. Essence of Tranquility
This hot spring resort in Safford is a reasonably-priced retreat from everyday life. You’ll find plenty of mineral baths to relax in, as well as a chance to appreciate the vintage décor.
Address: 6074 South Lebanon Loop Road, Safford
3. Hot Well Dunes (Bowie)
You know what sounds incredible after spending a day enjoying some of Arizona’s dunes near Bowie? Soaking in a hot tub to relax your muscles. You’ll find two tubs that are solar powered, so make sure to plan your visit on a sunny day before the sun sets.
4. Muleshoe Ranch
If you spend the night at
, which is operated by the Nature Conservancy in Willcox, you can enjoy a dip in their hot springs. Also known as Hookers Hot Spring (named for Old West rancher Henry Hooker, you dirty person) the springs offer a nice, toasty soak that will relax every muscle in your body.
Address: 6502 North Muleshoe Ranch Road, Willcox
5. Roper Lake State Park Hot Tub
In between fishing and hiking, you can enjoy a nice soak in the large hot tub at this state park. The naturally fed waters average about 100 degrees, so even the kids can enjoy it for a short time period.
Address: 101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford
6. Sheep Bridge Hot Spring
This photo doesn’t show the actual hot spring, which is hiding in the vegetation along the river, but it’s there! You will need to do a little searching but it’s definitely worth the effort to make it to the little makeshift tub.
7. Verde Hot Springs
The final item on our list is the popular Verde Hot Springs, found in the Mogollon Rim Wilderness between Camp Verde and Strawberry. You can access it by driving past Fossil Creek, hiking a couple of miles, and swimming across the Verde River. A couple of pools from the former resort still operate here, so it’s a spot you should visit at least once.
If you want ideas for more fantastic places to visit in the fall here in Arizona, be sure to check out our article on
hikes that show off the gorgeous fall foliage.