Arizona (Ringbolt) Hot Springs Trail

MODERATE 120 reviews

Arizona (Ringbolt) Hot Springs Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Willow Beach, Arizona that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

washed out

The trail head is an easy parking lot, well maintained. It serves at the head for both the Liberty Bell Trail and the Arizona Hot Springs (these fork at a point - there's a map in the parking lot). Washes can be frustrating to follow, however this one is easy and clearly marked by happy blue arrows. The trail head is an easy parking lot, well maintained. It serves at the head for both the Liberty Bell Trail and the Arizona Hot Springs (these fork at a point - there's a map in the parking lot). Washes can be frustrating to follow, however this one tends to stay inside a narrow canyon with vertical cliffs, therefore giving you few alternatives. Also, it is clearly marked with happy 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 luke-warm springs.

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1 hour ago

great hike! wasnt prepared for practically the entire hike being soft riverbed sand, and i paid for it on the way back up at a steady incline, which did not help my already tired legs and feet. we should have done the loop, but with two large dogs we couldnt pull them up the springs ladder. had i known it would be like walking up quicksand i would have found a walking stick. So be prepared for constant soft terrain.
Bring plenty of water, if you think you have enough already, pack a little more. i saved just enough water for the last sip when we got back to our vehicle and i was so grateful for it!
Take time to stop and appreciate the scenery. The volcanic rock formations and changes in landscape shape are worth every step of that hike and the hot springs will help rest your muscles.
Enjoy!

3 hours ago

Mid April day hike in moderate weather. Bring at least half to a gallon of water per person. Lots of isolated picnic spots along Colorado River. I'd recommend to switch to River shoes when you get to the hot springs.

2 days ago

Really cool trail !!

8 days ago

Excellent Fun hike, some climbing involved. The springs were fun to wade around In.

8 days ago

Very nice trail. Even if you don't hike on a regular basis. Take tons of water, snack and water shoes is a must. One of the best trails so far.

Absolutely loved this trial!!! But be prepared with enough water and snacks. Maybe take some water shoes, when you get to the water it's not easy walking on rocks.

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21 days ago

This is and it isn't a loop. The White Rock Canyon trail (to the right or north) is a gentle defending hike through the canyon with cliffs on either side and soft sand footing. It's beautiful. Ends at the Colorado River. Contrary to other posts, it's no easy matter to connect and find the Hot Springs trail. It is not well marked and scrambling is required. Depending on the time of year you may find various wet conditions. If you do this hike as a loop walking the Canyons first then you need to ascend a 20 foot ladder, and again, it may be wet, slippery or within a waterfall. Once there, the springs await. Do not just jump in. Ameba warnings are posted and enter through your nose. The hike back on the Hot springs trail is all uphill.

27 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a fun hike wild flowers were in bloom. I didn't do photos of the hot springs only because it should be experienced....Go on this hike take a friend .... Jump in the river!

1 month ago

Great trail. Vegas has so much to offer besides the strip! Super easy to access from Vegas. Hike in the morning, appreciate nature then head back to Sin City to enjoy the other side of what this wonderful city has on offer.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Loved this hike!! It's downhill most of the way there, so be aware that you'll be walking uphill the majority of the way back!! Gorgeous scenery and not overly crowded! We went in November and that was perfect!! I'll definitely do this hike again!

1 month ago

Did this trail yesterday and it was well worth it! The hot springs were breath taking! Would definitely do this trail again.