Verde Hot Spring is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mayer, Arizona that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The dirt road is crazy long and gets very rough and steep. From the creek, park and the 1 mile hike takes you past the old power house. Turn towards the creek when you see the huge palm tree on the hillside. You can swim across the river and climb the cliff to the pools or continue furher upstream to stairs. Difficult in the dark, but a nice trail by day.