601 Great Basin Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
This is a real fun, rewarding hike with plenty of scrambling. The hike is considered difficult/strenuous and, due to the scrambling and risk level, I'd agree. It is located off a highway 95 exit in the Nevada/Arizona border near Boulder City. It's great that they've put some money into this historic, great hike and added a small parking lot and description panel of the hike itself. Get here before 9 for good parking and less foot traffic throughout the hike. Ensure to bring plenty of water and maybe some snacks/food to enjoy at the end. I've done this hike twice now and not sure if it was just the season, but it was sad to sea how much the water level has dropped in just a couple years :/ It has also gotten far more popular. Especially on weekends. There are several ropes in some difficult areas to assist. Just be careful. Taking a friend is a good idea with this one to spot you in difficult spots. Take extra cloths and and a towel if you wanna take a dip in the warm springs. Definitely one of my favorite hikes in Southern Nevada. The end of the hike is the Colorado River where you'll meet several ducks waiting to congratulate you on your success.
Great hike, 3 miles to the river. Plan on 1 hour down, 1 hour 15 on the way back. It’s pretty easy but expect moderate rock scrambling which could prove difficult for those less fit. If you’re lucky, there will be multiple hot spring pools which are great to soak in if it’s not too hot out. There’s even one right on the river during low water levels, hop in the cold Colorado then hop back in the tub. Please be respectful, don’t litter. Even better, pick up a few pieces on you’re way back. There’s a trash can at the top, it takes zero effort. Enjoy!
Had a great walk down to the river and back. Took us 2 hours to go down and about the same coming up. Passed by several hot spring pools but waited until we got to the river to take a swim and then relax in the hot pool right next to the river. Bring plenty of water but please don't leave your plastic bottles or cans along the trail. And I challenge you to take an extra plastic bag and help clean up a bit on your way out.
Hour hike each way for quick hikers. Too many down climbs for dogs . Enjoyed several pools to ourselves (hit the TH down at 2p)... beautiful views and pleasant bouldering.
This place is amazing. Not for the average hiker though. If multiple cliffs that require a 10’ down climb, and a 4 mile hike in the dry desert, or climbing uphill 600’ are not easy to you, maybe try a different hike. It’s also closed all summer because it’s deadly hot.
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