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Gold Strike Canyon

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 5.0 (32)

Beautiful canyon with hot springs, caves, waterfalls, steep canyon walls and nice view of the river.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

1,561' 476 m

High

726' 221 m

Low

57' 17 m

Up

892' 272 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features Cave · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

You must be able to pull yourself up a 6-foot rope. Your feet will get wet as some of the hiking is through streams of water. This trail is closed from May 15, 2016 through September 30, 2016 due to the heat.

Description

The hike at Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs, also known as the Nevada Hot Springs, follows a canyon to the Colorado River just downstream from Hoover Dam. The trailhead is located off of a gravel road that goes under the new stretch of Highway 93 heading toward the new bridge, and located a short way past the Hacienda Casino.

The route follows the drainage, descending over several minor waterfalls as it makes its way toward a sizeable area of hot spring fed pools. The total distance on the out-and-back hike to the pools is five miles with 800 feet of elevation gain on the return. The stretch of canyon past the pools going to the river is significantly more difficult, and there is one section where you have to pull yourself up a 6-foot rope.

Along the way, you'll come across waterfalls and hot springs and the trail ends at the Colorado River.

Flora & Fauna

There an abundance of desert flowers in the early spring, February and March. Plants include indigo bush, ground cherry, Mormon tea, cheese bush, rush-milkweed, rabbit brush, desert fir, globe mallow, desert tobacco, desert trumpet, rock nettle, rock daisy, and windmills. You also might see big horn sheep watching over you.

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John Blackwell

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  5.0 from 32 votes

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Climbers taking a day off to hike Gold Strike Hot Springs trail.
Nov 6, 2015 near Boulder…, NV
The Grotto pool, one of the sought after gems in Gold Strike Canyon. 104
Nov 6, 2015 near Boulder…, NV
What next?
Oct 31, 2018 near Boulder…, NV
Gold Strike Canyon
Jul 22, 2019 near Boulder…, NV
ropes are very useful
Oct 29, 2018 near Boulder…, NV
Goldstrike Canyon Trail: just happened to look up during a break and saw this little arch.
Feb 8, 2020 near Boulder…, NV

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May 2, 2021
Lena Kramer-Ong
May 1, 2021
Lena Kramer-Ong
Feb 5, 2021
Ryan Hammer
7 ropes, Difficult 4.8mi — 9h 10m
Jan 24, 2021
Jonah Petoskey
7.7mi — 1h 55m
Nov 21, 2020
Rock On
Nov 7, 2020
Desiree Foy
Bring a bathing suits for the hot springs. The sign says 2.3 miles but it is a little over 3 miles in and another 3 out. Def more of a medium hike 6.5mi — 4h 20m
Oct 18, 2020
Eddie Escobedo Jr.
Ropes tough hike slippery
May 9, 2020
Ryan O'Hollaren