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.
Was just there on March 3rd 2017, and it was beautiful. Unfortunately the water was too fast and too cold to cross, so swimming was not an option. I'm sure later this year we will be back when it's warmer and the water has come down, we still had a beautiful evening camping at the trailhead, the grass was lush and the weather was cool. Definitely a cool spot to check out, the last mile of the road is very rugged and I would recommend high clearance vehicles only and four-wheel-drive.
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.