Verde Hot Spring

EASY 17 reviews
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Verde Hot Spring is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Strawberry, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles
406 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs



3 months ago

BE WARNED: THIS DOES NOT DIRECT TO EASY ROAD. If you click 'directions' above, it will route you to the Dugas Road exit off of the I-17. This is the road that will take you to the ranch/hotel side of the Verde River. it is extremely rocky and not advised for anyone in a regular vehicle. if you are looking to rock crawl, this is the road for you. In my lifted Jeep it was awesome, but if not, take the route that leads you to Child Power Rd. it is way safer and the river crossing is easy most months of the year. I actually saw an old car crashed down the ravene that clearly should not have been on this road.
Looking for intense 4x4? Take Dugas Rd to 68G
Looking for friendly dirt road? Take FR260 to Child Power Rd.

nature trips
7 months ago

Fun. Crowded on the weekend in February

7 months ago

This hike is gorgeous! But be warned, the road to get to the hike is very difficult!!
I took my 2009 VW Beatle down that road and boy was it tough.
If you're going to attempt this hike, make sure you have a high clearance vehicle, they're not joking.
But if you make it down the 23(something) mile dirt road, it's so worth it!

10 months ago

easy hike trail kinda hard to find a 2nd keep. but a carin marks where the stream crossing is. Great place to relax in hot springs.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

One of my favorite places to go. very peaceful the springs are easy to get to as well. when you get on the main trail to the hot springs from the campground there will be a fork in the trail one goes left and on goes right. the one on the right go uphill to a main road and you can follow that for about 1 miles and you will see a small train on the left that goes down take that thru the woods, cross the creek and follow the trail and it will take you to the hot springs.

Monday, June 19, 2017

About to go there, for now I'm leaving 5

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nice camping midweek, beautiful skies at night with many stars. Spring was all that could be expected of the wonders of this. Company that was present was very sociable and pleasant. Will be back soon.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great place to camp. By the river and down stream from hot springs is a campsite accessible more for offroad vehicles. Remote. Place gets full of real hippie-like people and sometimes busses of entire families. Great place to get away with or from family. River crossing is shallow in lots of places and the hike from campsite to hot pool can be variety of routes. Us map included first time as GPS will help guide you. enjoy!

Monday, March 06, 2017

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011