The Boy Scout Hot Spring Trail is a 7.6 mile hike perfect for experienced hikers who want to find some solitude and a challenging hike in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

This trail is also accessible from the Colorado River just below the Hoover Dam. Walk through wash from the river then enter a slot canyon and encounter numerous waterfalls. There are anchored ropes to assist in climbing up some of the waterfalls. 

The trail features a hot spring, and is typically used by hikers. The trail is available for use year round.

Photos: Kimberly Reinhart and Lake Mead NRA

Pack List

  • Water (4-5L per person)
  • Map of trail 
  • Sun protection
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Snack or lunch 
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RT Distance 7.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 3297 Feet
Activities Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking


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