The Path + Loop
You may hike to Arizona Scorching Springs a number of methods. The primary lollipop loop encompasses the White Rock Canyon Path and the Scorching Spring Canyon Path, ranging from the identical parking zone. After 0.4 miles, you’ll come to a cut up with an indication pointing to White Rock Canyon on the appropriate and the Scorching Spring Canyon on the left.
Most guides will instruct you to begin on the White Rock Canyon Path, make your manner right down to the river, then reduce as much as climb a 20 ft 18 rung ladder that results in the new springs. You then head again through the Scorching Spring Canyon Path.
We did the hike in reverse. The plan was to hike again the identical manner because it cuts down the space, however we determined final minute to finish the complete loop.
The Scorching Spring Canyon Path was steeper, with some free gravel, making it slippery, whereas the White Rock Canyon Path is gradual however virtually completely on free gravel (not enjoyable IMO).
A lot of the path is simple to observe. We advocate downloading the GPS map or offline google maps. The one complicated portion is close to the river. Should you go right down to the seashore, you must backtrack to seek out White Rock Canyon Path. The path alongside the river additionally cuts forwards and backwards, so search for markers (some not alongside the river).
Now that we’ve carried out either side of the path, if we had been to do the hike once more, we’d solely do the Scorching Spring Canyon Path down and again. The one draw back is that you’ll miss views of the Colorado River from above.
Native Tip: You may prolong the hike by including the Liberty Bell Arch path, an offshoot of the White Rock Canyon Path.