The Path + Loop
You possibly can hike to Arizona Sizzling Springs a number of methods. The primary lollipop loop encompasses the White Rock Canyon Path and the Sizzling Spring Canyon Path, ranging from the identical parking zone. After 0.4 miles, you’ll come to a break up with an indication pointing to White Rock Canyon on the correct and the Sizzling Spring Canyon on the left.
Most guides will instruct you to begin on the White Rock Canyon Path, make your approach right down to the river, then in the reduction of as much as climb a 20 ft 18 rung ladder that results in the recent springs. Then you definately head again through the Sizzling Spring Canyon Path.
We did the hike in reverse. The plan was to hike again the identical approach because it cuts down the gap, however we determined final minute to finish the whole loop.
The Sizzling Spring Canyon Path was steeper, with some unfastened gravel, making it slippery, whereas the White Rock Canyon Path is gradual however nearly totally on unfastened gravel (not enjoyable IMO).
Many of the path is simple to comply with. We suggest downloading the GPS map or offline google maps. The one complicated portion is close to the river. In case you go right down to the seashore, it’s worthwhile to backtrack to search out White Rock Canyon Path. The path alongside the river additionally cuts backwards and forwards, so search for markers (some not alongside the river).
Now that we’ve accomplished each side of the path, if we have been to do the hike once more, we’d solely do the Sizzling Spring Canyon Path down and again. The one draw back is that you’ll miss views of the Colorado River from above.
Native Tip: You possibly can prolong the hike by including the Liberty Bell Arch path, an offshoot of the White Rock Canyon Path.