Crystal Springs Boardwalk at Ash Meadows
Crystal Springs Boardwalk at Ash Meadows Overview
The Crystal Springs Boardwalk at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will take you to a nice, crystal-clear blue spring that is located nine miles away from the south entrance to Death Valley National Park. Within that park, you can find Devils Hole which is an underground pool or spring. Like Devils Hole, Ash Meadows has an endangered fish called the Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish
The water stays near 90 degrees Fahrenheit year round and is approximately 15 feet deep. The spring will produce 2,800 gallons of water a minute which feeds a large pool and some smaller streams nearby until it ultimately drains into the ground.
The boardwalk runs from the visitor center to the spring following a boardwalk that is around .9 miles long that follows a small stream that leads up to Crystal Springs. Along the boardwalk, benches, shade, and viewing areas are available with telescopes and infographic panels to help you learn about the surrounding environment.
While you are in the area, be sure to check out the Crystal Reservoir at Ash Meadows.
8757 Spring Meadows Road Amargosa Valley, NV 89020-9632
How to Get to Crystal Springs Boardwalk at Ash Meadows
Simply go through the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center where you will see the boardwalk entrance located near the back.
There is no fee to explore Ash Meadows National Refuge.
Open from sunrise to sunset.
Bicycles are not allowed.
Wheelchairs are accessible on this boardwalk.