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Arizona Hot Springs
Arizona Hot Springs Overview
Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona Hot Springs, also known as Ringbolt Hot Springs, is a very popular hike once the weather cools down and if you want to beat the heat and the crowds, hit the trailhead early in the morning.
The hike to access the hot springs is 3.25 miles each way with an elevation gain of over 1,200 feet.
If hiking is not your thing, consider kayaking from the Willow Bay Marina.
The trailhead is an easy parking lot and is well maintained.
Trailhead: 3.5 miles south of the Nevada state line along us93. Trailhead overlooks highway bridge
Weather: Hot Hot summer, cold winter, same as las vegas weather
How to Get to Arizona Hot Springs
Arizona Hot Springs is located about 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas, approximately 4.2 miles south of the Hoover Dam in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, along Highway 93 in Arizona.
Once you reach the river, make a left. You’ll soon find another arrow. Follow it (along with the other markers) to the springs. It’ll be obvious when you come across a small lukewarm spring.
At this time, we are not aware of any restrictions to hours.
Permits are not needed to access the Arizona Hot Springs.
There is not a fee to enter the area to access the Arizona Hot Springs.
Parking at Arizona Hot Springs
The parking lot serves as the trailhead for both the Liberty Bell Arch Trail and the Arizona Hot Springs.
There is a map in the parking lot and a sign at the fork for where you turn to head towards the Arizona Hot Springs with easy and clearly marked by blue arrows.
Distance From Parking
Approximately 6 miles roundtrip from the trailhead parking lot.
Arizona Hot Springs Trail
Arizona Hot Springs Trail Information
Best Time of Year to Visit
The Arizona Hot Spring trail closes mid-May through the end of September each year due to the danger of hiking in the heat.
Best time of Day to Visit
Maximum Group Size
At this time we do not have a definite answer but 12 persons (or heartbeats) should be acceptable for this area. We will update this information once we have confirmed it with the National Park Service.
There are no showers available at the trailhead.
The hot mineral water emerges from the spring in the upper canyon at 110°F and then flows over a 25-foot waterfall where it is cooled to 95°F and collects in a gravel-bottomed rock soaking pool accessible by a ladder.
The temperature is approximately 95+ degrees.
The “soaking pool” is created by sandbags and is gravel-bottomed.
What to Take to Arizona Hot Springs
Clothing is required on this public land attraction.
I know people who have taken their dogs with them but be prepared to lift them up the ladders and more difficult areas.
Read more about pets at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
If your kids can handle the length, scrambling, and climbing ladders then they should be able to enjoy this hike.
Restrooms at Arizona Hot Springs
Cell Phone Service at Arizona Hot Springs
There is no cell phone service along this trail.
The accessibility may be difficult for some hikers as you will hike approximately an hour through rough terrain with scrambling over large boulders and rocks.
Camping at Arizona Hot Spring
For those who like to camp, there is camping along the Colorado River.
Drones at Arizona Hot Springs
Drones are not allowed within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
None known at this time.
Arizona Hot Springs
My parents raised me to appreciate nature and how to enjoy it with family and friends. Group camping trips, family hikes, and long ski weeks are what I grew up enjoying.
As an adult, I now focus on more travel to backcountry areas to enjoy vistas and formations that not many get to see, trails that are on and off the beaten path, and camping.