Arizona Hot Spring and Slot Canyon – Lake Mead, Nevada

Arizona Hot Spring and Slot Canyon in Lake Mead, Nevada

Arizona Hot Spring is in a dramatic slot canyon that forms several hot spring pools near the Colorado River. The spring discharges highly mineralized water at a balmy temperature of roughly 111 degrees Fahrenheit.

The hike to the springs is flat and largely easy, yet quite picturesque as you follow along one of the most stunning stretches of the Colorado River. Once you enter the slot canyon, the hike becomes even more beautiful as you hike through progressively warmer waterfalls until you reach the pool area. The hot spring itself consists of three pools of increasing temperature. It tends to be a bit crowded, so the earlier you arrive, the better. Also, remember not to dunk your head… A brain-eating amoeba has been found in these waters and it can enter through your nose (although this is extremely rare).

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Colorado River views on the hike to the hot springs / slot canyon.
Colorado River Arizona Hot Spring Nevada TravelSages
Colorado River views on the hike to the hot springs / slot canyon.
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Hiking through progressively warmer waterfalls upon entering the slot canyon.
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Ladder to the hot spring pools.
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Soaking without putting my head under…

About the author

Lauren is a 'digital nomad' (for lack of a less obnoxious term) who works, lives, and travels out of her truck camper with her partner, Patrick, and dog, Odin, the one-eyed Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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