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Goldstrike Hot Springs

A strenuous hike through a wonderful canyon to some hot springs pools.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6.5 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This hike is one of a kind. There are 8 fixed ropes if you go all the way to the river. Some are difficult especially when coming... more »

Tips:  You will not have cell phone reception for the hike so the guide works in getting you to the trailhead and a little beyond. After... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

The boulders mark the end of the dirt road. There is a lot of parking here and along the road in.

2. Bypass

This is the first landmark you'll see, the support bridge for the Nevada approach to the new O'Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge.

3. Walk Around

These are some of the boulders you bypass in the walk around. Notice the red arrow, now faint, painted on the boulder.

4. First rope

This is the step area and the first fixed rope place. You really don't need the rope, but it can be helpful and comforting. On the way back you can just walk right up.

5. Second rope

One of our group coming down the narrow chute at the second fixed rope site.

6. Second rope 2

The whole area where the 2nd rope is.

7. Upper Pool

This is what's left of one of the upper pools. Some of the others are completely dry and all you see are the walls the users built over the years.

8. Upper pool 2

Here's a filled pool that still has some good warm water for soaking.

9. Stream

This is the warm stream flowing down the canyon.

10. Upper Pool 3

Here's another sand bagged pool that's OK.

11. Greenery

The water supports a lot of greenery especially cat claw and some reeds and cat 'o nine tails.

12. Lower Pool

Here's a look at the large lower pool that is backed up using tarps and sandbags. It's a popular spot for kayakers to hike to for a hot springs soak.

13. Waterfall

One of the many small waterfalls of warm water flowing to the Colorado.

14. Rock wall

Colorful rock wall with dripping hot water. It's a beautiful canyon.

15. Waterfall 2

This is one of the nicest waterfalls on the lower section near the river. There used to be a big pool here. There's a nice one to the left of this waterfall as you come in from the river.

16. The Colorado

The river has been high in this section the last two times we came here so you have to wade or swim out to the point near the tree to see the bypass bridge. The water is quite cold here.