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Great hike. I prefer to do the loop. If you take the wash to the river it’s not super difficult to locate the hot springs. Buts not clearly marked either. You’ll need to go up and over going “downriver”. You can not follow the bank. Bring lots of water and a snack. Takes me about 4 hours. I always try and pick up at least one piece trash that’s sure to be laying around.

3 days ago

Of the trails in the St George city limits, this has become my favorite family friendly trail. From start to finish it has either stunning views from the tops of tall red cliffs or interesting rock formations along the trail. It took us less than 2 hours and we were taking our time. The only downside is that there are a few parts that aren’t marked to well so make sure you pay attention to where you are going.

Beautiful canyon. Middle of the week. Not a soul in sight.

Saturday 19 January 2019: Closed parking lot due to snow. Was able to go up to the switch backs (2.7 mi from parking lot and 10,000 ft altitude), but had to turn back due to 130 cm deep snow. Knee-high gaiters, hiking sticks, and snow shoes a must.

5 days ago

Beautiful at sunset in January

5 days ago

Beautiful at sunset in January.

Very close to town and convenient. the flat trails are great for a simple walk, or even www.easy bike ride. The Eastern part of the trail is wide open with a few small dips. The Western part of the trail has several opportunities to climb on rocks and go bouldering. This trail should be classified as Easy.

This trail is absolutely great and its hot springs a must have for everyone who wants to stay in - the surrounding area of - Las Vegas!
We hiked the trail on a nice, sunny but chilly day in January and were pretty amazed how warm it got nonetheless while walking in the sun. So definitely not to recommend for hot Summer days!
We walked it counterclockwise, starting with the Arizona Hot Springs and returning via White Rock Canyon. We enjoyed it pretty much, especially the relaxing bath in the hot springs - which are indeed very hot :D
Definitely worth it! We will come back when we are in Vegas again :)

Can you still get all the way to the summit in Jan (now)? Wondering if there is too much snow in the way?

I loved this trail, even though it's not one where you're getting scenery all along the way. I just happen to enjoy walking among the pinion. I would rate it as Easy, it's well marked and the rocks are easy to get around. We did it on Dec 31 so the temperature was great, though a bit windy. A scarf would be good to bring along. Curious dogs got a snootful of cactus thorns but they were fairly easy to pick out.

Beautiful hike with an amazing view at the end! Mostly sand and sturdy rocks, but it's an easy trek. Loved that I could bring the pups!

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23 days ago

Love the 360 views of Pine Valley and Snow Canyon!

Fun hike and very pretty. The description says, "Lightly trafficked," but we went on a Sunday at the end of December and there were a lot of people.

Easy with a nice finish

Great trail and fabulous Petroglyphs

This is a nice picturesque desert hike to the hot springs through gravel and sand. The spring is definitely worth the trip. The very top of the spring, where the source is out of the rock, is hot. The center pool is very warm and the lower pool is warm. Coming or going, you will get periods of shade from the walls of the canyon. I had been planning on doing this hike for years, and finally did it today. Glad I did! Took the canyon route out and the mountain route back. The canyon route is gradual, while the mountain route is steeper, yet shorter. I may reverse the direction next time, as the hot springs are really relaxing. Word of caution if hiking with kids: some people might be naked in the hot springs.

One of the best hikes around, highly recommended. Check out my full guide, videos, etc. on HikingGuy dot com

There are two ways down to the hot springs. One is the White Rock Canyon route. It is down into the canyon on the right. The other is up over a mountain. You will see the trail go up and left about 10 minutes into the hike. The White Rock Canyon is much easier but longer. It is fairly even going down with only minor rocks to climb up and down. Almost the entire trail is gravel. To get to the hot springs this way, you’ll have to climb up a 20 foot ladder. If you have a severe fear of heights, you’ll want to take the harder southern route. The southern route over the mountain is shorter and takes you right down to the hot springs. It is much harder and there is the possibility you might get lost. If you take the White Rock Canyon route, head to the left when you see the river. You will have to go over a fairly steep hill. Just follow the yellow arrows until you step into a stream. The hot springs are on the left. Public bathrooms are on the right.

Amazing trail! Loved it. Go right when the trails forks (see photo), you should be on the rights side of the wooden structures/tanker that you pass at the beginning. Dogs will get some burs in their feet but it's the desert, so that's expected. Thank you for letting us hike this beautiful land!

We did this hike on Christmas Day and it was beautiful. Very little water, definitely no waterfalls. We went a little beyond the trail and climbed some larger rocks and sat on top for awhile to take it all in. The petroglyphs were a bonus. I would hike this trail again.

Like previous reviewers had mentioned, it’s best to have good, sturdy shoes with ankle support for this trial. The trail was pretty rocky with different sized gravel throughout.

Also don’t be startled if you see people hiking in their birthday suits. Apparently it’s a thing to dip into the hot springs nude? But anyway, this hike has stunning views, slot canyons, hot springs, and cool wild life!

The app claims I finished this trail, but it’s not exactly true. I did most of it. I’m also doubtful Scout Cave is on the trail because I saw the trail marker in a different area. I did see the turtle and arch. That was cool. It’s an exposed trail, so take a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.

30 days ago

After initial gravel, you could do this hike barefoot -- it was like walking on dry beach when we were there in late December. It gets steep toward the end as we ascended the highest dune on its spine, and then you can walk or slide down the even steeper face, which was a lot of fun. We were huffing a little on the way up, but I'd rate this moderate overall. Beautiful 360 view at the top.

This a great hike, not quite as good as gold strike, but this one has better hot springs. Discovered recently that it is a loop so that was nice.

Awesome day for a hike. Not too hot, not too cold, not too crowded.

Definitely recommend sturdy boots for this trail. Lots of walking on various grades of gravel, sand and crushed rock.

Based on prior reviews, wasn't surprised to find people bathing au natural in the hot springs, but was definitely surprised to pass someone in the buff on the trail!

Absolutely gorgeous views and loved the slot canyons. Well worth the trip!

on Cherum Peak Trail

1 month ago

Import Note: Best access via Big Wash Road from Hwy 93 north of regular road to Chloride. Regular Google Maps directions suggest road from south directly out of Chloride. That route doesn't go as mentioned in other reviews. Hike is great w spectacular views in late afternoon or early morning to get shadows on surrounding ranges.

1 month ago

Shapes of big rocks are very unique.

This was just an amazing hike. Doing some reading of other people’s reviews, we tried to go the proper AZ Hot Springs trail first and then finish the loop through the White Rock Canyon trail. The split wasn’t obvious to us, and when we noticed we were going through a pretty prominent slot canyon, this app revealed that we had indeed went to White Rock instead of the Hot Springs, so make sure to check to see if you’re on the right track.

White Rock Canyon is a very pretty slot canyon with lots of shading and colorful rock formations. We made it to the river in decent time and spent our time looking for the trail to the hot springs. That water feels absolutely awesome on your skin after a nice hike. We even met the guy who re-sandbags the dams every fall.

Based on others’ reviews we decided to loop back via White Rock instead of the springs route, and we realized it’s a lot more of an incline than when we came down, so prepare for that. Can’t recommend this enough

This is a fantastic and beautiful hike.

Getting There: For a more knee friendly route, I recommend taking the right fork following the wash down thru the slot canyons. Take plenty of pictures. You will know that you are at the end of the canyon when you see a rock formation on left that looks like a knight from a chessboard. Take a left here and follow the yellow arrows painted onto the rock. When you come to a place where the arrows point in opposite directions, look up! You have to go thru that ridge above you. The rest is easy-peezy. Follow the trail back into the second slot, climb the ladder and you will be at the bottom pool. This is the coolest pool and the most social one too. There are 3 pools and they get progressively hotter as you go up. Enjoy yourself.

Return Trip: To continue your hike, exit through the upper pool. Follow the slot canyon until it begins to open up. Start looking for the trail that follows the right wall with established signage. There is a Y soon. Be careful to follow the trail up into the hills on the left. If you miss the turn you will still end up at the parking area, just more mileage. Watch carefully for wildlife. I saw 4 bighorned sheep just after the saddle. Beautiful and docile, but don't get too close. They're well known for their ramming speed.

All in all this was a beautiful hike and would definitely repeat it, no problem. Temps were high of 60, which made for the perfect weather for this hike. Leave only footprints, take only memories... and plenty of pictures!

Awesome hike, ended up doing it twice in one week. Enjoyable walk through the canyons before hitting the river, and some of the hottest hot springs I’ve been in.

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