Everyone In Nevada Must Visit This Epic Hot Spring Area As Soon As Possible
Are you currently feeling the need for some relaxation? If so, Nevada has you covered! Nevada is home to several upscale resorts with luxurious spas, but kicking off your boots and soaking in one of the Silver State’s steamy hot springs takes relaxation to another level. This hot spring in Nevada is definitely next-level; will you visit? Here’s why you ought to:
With more than 300 naturally occurring hot springs scattered throughout Nevada, nothing compares to Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs. This picturesque hot spring area is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in a fabulous narrow valley near the Colorado River. So, what makes Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs one of the best hot spring areas in the Silver State? Well, for starters, it’s one of Nevada’s top hiking spots. As a matter of fact, the only way to reach the springs is by a vigorous hike or a boat – which is considered dangerous and not recommended.
After hiking Goldstrike Canyon for approximately two miles, you’ll start seeing water. The last half of the hike requires boulder scrambling with several drop-offs. After making your way through the boulders, you’ll eventually reach the hot spring sources. Continue your way through the canyon and you’ll eventually come across a large pool.
Small waterfalls and smaller pools also surround this area. These pools (hot springs) range in temperature from 70 to 144 degrees, and many are deep enough for bathing and even swimming.
Keep in mind, visiting these hot springs involves a lot of walking, bouldering, and climbing. You’ll need to be in great physical shape if you plan to check out these springs. We know what you’re probably thinking: “Why visit these hot springs if I have to go through such a vigorous hike to get to them?” The answer is pretty simple; you’ll not only get to experience one of the best hikes Nevada has to offer, but you’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment when you finally take a dip into one of the canyon’s incredibly relaxing hot springs.
For a fantastic, firsthand look at what you can expect while visiting Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs, check out this video:
So, are you up for visiting Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs? Have you ever hiked this canyon before? Do you have any plans to visit this amazing hot spring in Nevada? If so, share your experience(s) with us in the comments, as well as your plans!
More to Explore
Hot Spring in Nevada
How many natural hot springs in Nevada are there?
You might want to be sitting down for this one: at the time of this writing, there are more than 300 known natural springs throughout the entire state of Nevada. In fact, somehow, we ended up being the lucky state that gets to boast being the “host with the most” - no other states, including Colorado and Wyoming, have more springs than Nevada does. While it’s true that nobody probably thinks of Nevada first and foremost while planning a hot springs getaway, well, maybe they ought to. There’s a spring out here for everyone; like it hot? Check out Spencer Hot Springs, whose temperature ranges from 100 - 119 degrees year-round. Then there’s the Arizona Hot Springs, where the water is a steamy 109 degrees year-round. Need it a little less intense? No worries; there are places like Kyle Hot Springs, where temps only reach about 90 degrees. No matter what you’re all about, there’s probably a hot spring in Nevada for you.
What are some great winter getaways in Nevada?
Much like it’s not exactly thought of by many as a hot springs destination, Nevada isn’t exactly known as a wintertime getaway either – but again, maybe it should be. Winter is a special, beautiful time in this state, and what better time to come explore Nevada beyond the Vegas Strip? Some of our favorite wintertime destinations in Nevada include some of our amazing state parks, like Cathedral Gorge State Park, which is particularly splendiferous when coated in a layer of fresh snow. The town of Ely is a popular winter spot for skiing, sledding, and even ice sculpture competitions; it’s very much worth checking out (and making a day trip out of). If you’re a fan of Ely, you’ll also want to check Genoa out – both towns have a special love for winter that really shines through. For more ideas and inspiration, check this article out.