Hike to Goldstrike Hot Springs



5 miles

Elevation Gain

935 ft

Route Type


Added by Kelly Park

This fun, technical hike is only 30 minutes outside of Vegas and a fairly well-kept secret. It features beautiful canyons, rock scrambling, and three picturesque hot springs -- perfect for those who love a challenge and a relaxing soak. Even locals are only just discovering this hidden gem.

The first mile is flat and deceivingly easy as you walk under a highway bridge and in between looming canyon walls. But don't get too comfortable -- at around the 1.5 mile mark you will reach the first of eight ropes along the trail and the challenge begins. You will need to use these ropes to maneuver down large rocks and boulders. There are arrows spray painted on the walls to help with direction, but if you want to attempt some bouldering, you can choose your own more challenging path.

There are three hot springs along this hike. The first spring may be dried up depending on the time of year you go. Skip soaking here and continue to the second spring which is warmer in temperature and adjacent to a cool "secret" cave (the Cave of Wonders). After testing out the waters, follow a warm stream and pass a couple of waterfalls until you reach the third hot spring. This spring is the hottest offers the best views -- the surrounding canyons provide the perfect natural hot tub setting.

If you want to continue, hike about a quarter mile down and you will reach the Colorado River. This is worth the wonderful photo opportunity. You can cool off here -- dip your toes or wade around and feel the warm spring waters merge into the cold river -- but be aware the water levels and current can change rapidly.

The hike back is challenging as you will most likely be wet or at least have wet feet so watch your step on the slippery boulders!

Note: Avoid this hike in the summer months as temperatures rise above 100 degrees and there have been many reported incidents of heat stress.

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Nice Hot Springs

I really enjoyed the hot springs in Gold Strike canyon. I hiked in from the river and did some exploring. Great spot.

Great hike!

Had a blast doing this hike. It was our first hot springs hike! Like others have said, it's very exposed so bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. Parking was easy and free!

Boulder scrambler galore!

I love climbing on rocks. I’m not a rock climber but have always enjoyed this. But be warned- this hike is hard. I’m a little out of shape yes, but I can still always swim a mile, run a 5 k and bike 20 on any given day. While i loved the boulder scrambling and ropes - it was hard, breathtakingly hot and I was really hoping to be done with the boulder scrambling before I was done 😂. I loved it and was miserable by the end all at once. My husband and I took 8 bottles of water. I drank 3.5 and he drank 4.5 and we ran out. At the end we went to a gas station and I drank a whole water, 44 oz coke and a 32 oz Gatorade! I had little to no saliva by the end. Yes, I would do this hike again and I love the adventure of it. But please be careful, carry way more water than you estimate. Agree it’s not for pets or kids. I actually slipped off a rock once I made it to the top.

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