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Arizona Hot Springs

Lake Mead National Rec Area, Boulder City, Nevada 89005 USA

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“feelin' hot hot hot!”

Arizona Hot Spring is located in a dramatic slot canyon that joins the river just downstream of Ringbolt Rapids. The spring forms several pools that are located about 1,000 feet from the river, where the canyon walls are nearly vertical and about 6 to 9 feet apart. Directly at the source the spring discharges highly mineralized water at a rate of about 30 gallons per minute and a temperature of about 111 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring issues from fractures in Miocene-age volcanic rocks near the intersection of two faults. White Rock Canyon is a strikingly beautiful volcanic area. There is a wide variety of desert plants to be found, including indigo bush, ground cherry, rush-milkweed, rabbit brush, Mormon tea, desert fir, cheesebush, globemallow, desert tobacco, desert trumpet, rock nettle and rock daisy. Rocks encountered during the hike are primarily volcanic, including flow and tuff (ash) deposits, with some granite boulders washed down from Wilson Ridge.

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Nancy Sewell

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March 10, 2016

This three-tiered hot pool sits in a dark slot canyon near Hoover Dam. To get there, park at the trailhead on US-93 south of the dam and hike three miles down a flat sandy wash. Arizona Hot Spring is the most accessible spring from the Vegas Strip, so they do get busy. For your best chance at solitude, go for a late-night soak and consider camping on the beach on the edge of the Colorado River.

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March 03, 2018
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Don’t go on the weekend!!! It’s so busy and you can’t really enjoy the hot cannot get thru to the Colorado river without actually going they the hot springs so make sure you pack accordingly! This hike was amazing an so worth the trip! Highly recommended

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Arizona Hot Springs

Lake Mead National Rec Area
Boulder City, Nevada
89005 USA
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