Boy Scout Hot Springs
Address: Near Boulder, Nevada
Black Canyon, Arizona
Black Canyon, Arizona
General Description: Boy Scout is also known as Arizona Hot Springs. This is a natural gem in the rough, in the middle of the desert, along the Colorado river in Arizona. You can either hike from the road or can take a boat from Willow Beach in Arizona. The hike is about an hour and half from the parking area.
Location: 15 miles from Boulder City, Nevada on highway 93
Directions: From Boulder City, Nevada on highway 93 go 15 miles which takes you over the boulder dam and into Arizona. There is a parking lot for the hike to the springs. The hot springs are about 3 miles from the parking area.
Accessibility: Boy Scout has a parking area along highway 98. You can drive on a paved road to the parking area. The hike through the desert can be hard. It is mostly on gravel through canyons and wash areas. The hike to the hot springs is about 3 miles one way. It is an intermediate hike.
Hot Springs: Boy Scout Hot Springs is in the middle of a tall beautiful wash canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona. The source is 125 degrees and flows into natural man made pools with sand bags. The size of the pools and the number of pools depends on the temperature. The hot springs are in a wash area and rain in the off season does sweep away the sand bags. Normally there is 3 -4 pools to choose your perfect temperatures. There is a hot springs waterfall. There is a ladder to hike through it.
Hot Spring Tips: This is known as boy scout because the boy scouts camp on the beach there. This hot springs is free. No fee parking. No camping in parking area. You can hike your supplies in and camp near ther springs. You are not allowed to hike in the summer months. The danger of heat exhaustion. Temperatures can reach 115 degrees in the summer. The best time to go is on the spring or fall. Bring alot of water. There are no supplies. There is a portable restroom at Boy Scout take out on the river. Clothing is optional. There can be a high volume of hikers. Unfortunately there can be a high volume from rafting companies. Do not put your head into the water. There has been cases of a brain eating amoeba called Naegleria Fowleri which causes death.
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