Nevada Hot Springs
Nevada Hot Springs Overview
The Silver State has more than 300 naturally occurring hot springs, and while some are not intended for use, there are several hot springs that cater to this unique relaxation experience.
Living in Las Vegas is a great hub for hot spring lovers as there are several great hot springs near Las Vegas.
Read more about Nevada hot springs from the Travel Nevada website.
Hot Spring Notes
Heed all signs and warnings for the hot springs as some can be dangerous during certain times of the year or have potential health issues.
Some of these hot springs are also accessible by boat or kayak as well as hiking.
Arizona Hot Springs
Arizona Hot Springs is also known as Ringbolt Hot Springs.
Arizona 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.
Also, for those who like to camp, there is camping along the Colorado River.
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.
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.
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.
There is no cell phone service along this trail.
The Arizona Hot Spring trail closes mid-May through the end of September each year due to the danger of hiking in the heat.
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.
Arizona Hot Springs Photos
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located about 2 hours northwest of Las Vegas.
Due to the heat of Las Vegas summers, spring and fall are ideal times to visit Ash Meadows.
Not only is it more comfortable for visitors but also for the wildlife who will normally take shelter from the summer days and only make their appearances during the evening. An added bonus of visiting in the spring and fall is to see the gorgeous desert foliage in bloom and the fall foliage.
The springs at the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are for viewing their beauty only as visitors are not allowed to enter the springs.
Ash Springs is a desert oasis, part of a series of natural springs in the area, which sits in the middle of the beautiful high desert landscape of the Pahranagat Valley.
Ash Springs consists of a small community and both Big Ash and Little Ash, natural hot springs which attract visitors year round.
Ash Spring was closed in July 2013 due to potential safety hazard due to falling rocks. Located about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, Ash Springs is located north of Alamo.
Ash Springs references:
- Ash Springs website
- Neighbors Hope Little Ash Springs Remains Closed
- Nevada’s Ash Springs remains closed as BLM ponders its fate
Bailey’s Hot Springs
Currently closed for renovation, Bailey’s Hot Springs is located five miles outside of Beatty at mile marker 65.
Black Rock Springs
Black Rock Springs is within a mile of Black Rock Point. There are two pools at this spring, the smaller of which has unknown depths and is dangerously hot.
Boy Scout Canyon
Boy Scout Canyon Hot Springs is located at the bottom of Boy Scout Canyon with no hiking trail to the hot spring.
The hot springs at Boy Scout Canyon is hard to access unless you are an experienced canyoneer or climber as it is located in an area with Class IV climbing and over 500′ of exposure.
You can access Goldstrike Canyon by a short hike or a longer one which is about 2 1/2 hours from US Route 93 that starts across from the Goldstrike Casino. Both trails will lead you to pools, a waterfall, and breathtaking rock formations.
Goldstrike is closed during summer months due to dangerously high temperatures.
Hot Creek Springs
Hot Creek Springs is one of the more isolated Nevada hot springs. Located on the Kirch Wildlife Management Area just off State Route 318, Hot Creek Springs offers amazing views of the nearby mountains.
Kyle Hot Springs
Kyle Hot Springs is a rustic and primitive hot spring located on private property in the middle of the desert within Nevada’s Buena Vista Valley.
Rogers Springs is a warm spring located near Lake Mead off of Northshore Road.
Pumping approximately 1,000 gallons per minute, the water temperature varies depending on the season, with an average of about 85 degrees.
Click here to read more about Rogers Spring.
One of the first stops on the Goldstrike Hot Springs hike, the Sauna Cave is a 50′ tunnel that was created when the Hoover Dam was being constructed.
At the end of the tunnel, you will find water that is up to 130°F. Due to the dangers of the extremely hot water, planks have been placed to allow visitors to walk around the area.
Soldier Meadow Hot Springs
Located in Northern Nevada, just north of the Black Rock Desert in the heart of Soldier Meadows you will find Soldier Meadow Hot Springs in Gerlach, NV.
Spencer Hot Springs
Spencer Hot Springs is a fairly well-known natural hot spring despite its relatively remote location in Austin, Nevada off Highway 50, “The Loneliest Road in America.”
Nevada Hot Springs
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.