“A trail with a grouping of palm trees on the bank of the Colorado River with a warm waterfall.
— John Blackwell
River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
The starting point for this hike is at a gravel parking area off of Highway 93 across from Kingman Wash Road. The route proceeds downhill in a series of washes toward the Colorado River, passing a tepid hot springs area just before reaching the river. A grouping of palm trees straddle the bank, waiting for you to visit.
When the river levels are down, there is a hidden seasonal waterfall upstream in a side canyon that is impressive. The route provides lots of boulder scrambling. It can be done as an out-and-back hike for a distance of 4 miles or a loop hike of up to 5 miles. Total elevation gain is 550 feet on the return leg.
Big horn sheep. Red barrel cactus.
There was once just one palm tree there which has since died, but now there is a grouping of small palm trees.