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Hot Spring Canyon Upper Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (5)

This is an alternative to White Rock Canyon. There is a saddle to go over on this route.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

1,462' 446 m

High

654' 199 m

Low

875' 267 m

Up

102' 31 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed May15, 2016 through September 30, 2016 because of the heat. Temperatures can reach as high as 120 F / 49 C.

Description

This route follows the wash and then about a mile up, cuts to the left, winds through a valley and over a saddle back to White Rock Canyon trail. Currently, there are no signs along the trail, so stay on the worn path, follow a map, use a GPS, or the Hiking Project mobile app. This trail has more direct sunshine than White Rock Canyon trail so it gets HOT.

Flora & Fauna

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 might also come nose to nose with a big horn sheep on this route.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Blackwell

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 5 votes

#6

in Boulder City

#11076

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#6

in Boulder City

#363

in Nevada

#11,076

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Photos

Small warm waterfall from upper pool.
Nov 25, 2015 near Meadview, AZ
Mary Lou, Kim and Addie from Santa Barbara.
Nov 25, 2015 near Meadview, AZ
in the canyon
Jul 22, 2019 near Meadview, AZ
Hiking down Hot Spring Canyon
Jan 30, 2020 near Meadview, AZ
Middle Pool!
Nov 5, 2022 near Meadview, AZ
Descending into Hot Spring Canyon
Jan 30, 2020 near Meadview, AZ

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Dec 20, 2020
Lenas Bond
Been here. Day trip from Las Vegas
Nov 24, 2019
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