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This One Easy Hike In Nevada Will Lead You To Someplace Unforgettable

There’s no denying that when it comes to hiking trails, Nevadans have got it made. There are many incredible hiking trails located right here in the Silver State. And most of these trails lead to incredible places, such as the trail leading to Arizona Hot Spring.

Arizona Hot Spring, the most popular spring within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is visited by thousands yearly. And it’s so easy to see why. This area is BEAUTIFUL! If you plan to visit Arizona Hot Spring, keep in mind that the hike is approximately 6 miles round-trip and takes about 5 hours, in addition to the time it takes for you to soak in the hot springs.

Overall, the hike to Arizona Hot Spring is moderate. However, there are some strenuous areas along the way. For the most part, someone who hasn’t been hiking very long is fully capable of hiking this trail.

You should never hike alone, so don’t forget to bring along a companion if you take this hike. Also, comfortable shoes and at least one gallon of water per person is an absolute must! A first-aid kit, a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen are also highly recommended.

To get to Arizona Hot Spring, you’ll hike down White Rock Canyon…

…to the Colorado River.

You’ll then arrive at Arizona Hot Spring, which is located in a nearby side canyon.

After your soak in the hot spring, you’ll definitely want to check out the beach area before you leave. It’s AMAZING!

How to get to Arizona Hot Spring:

From the Lake Mead Visitor Center, follow US Hwy 93 east for 8.4 miles. Eventually, you’ll see a sign leading you to the trailhead. Park your car, then walk down the hill and under the highway. Follow the wash downhill toward the river. Once you arrive at the river, follow it for 1/4 mile south over the hill. You’ve now arrived at the hot spring, which is located in the side canyon.

Have you ever taken this hike? If so, what was it like? If not, does it sound like a hike you’d want to take some day? Share your thoughts with us!

Note: The trail to Arizona Hot Spring is closed during the summer months because the temperatures in the canyons can reach 120°+. However, it’s never too early to start planning this hike for the fall. After all, the fall season is right around the corner!

 

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.