The Path + Loop
You may hike to Arizona Scorching Springs a number of methods. The principle lollipop loop encompasses the White Rock Canyon Path and the Scorching Spring Canyon Path, ranging from the identical car parking zone. After 0.4 miles, you’ll come to a break up with an indication pointing to White Rock Canyon on the fitting and the Scorching Spring Canyon on the left.
Most guides will instruct you to begin on the White Rock Canyon Path, make your means all the way down to the river, then reduce as much as climb a 20 ft 18 rung ladder that results in the new springs. Then you definately head again through the Scorching Spring Canyon Path.
We did the hike in reverse. The plan was to hike again the identical means because it cuts down the gap, 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 nearly fully on free gravel (not enjoyable IMO).
Many of the path is simple to comply with. We suggest downloading the GPS map or offline google maps. The one complicated portion is close to the river. When you go all the way down to the seashore, it’s good to 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 accomplished either side of the path, if we have 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 lengthen the hike by including the Liberty Bell Arch path, an offshoot of the White Rock Canyon Path.