The Path + Loop
You’ll be able to 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 car parking zone. After 0.4 miles, you’ll come to a break up with an indication pointing to White Rock Canyon on the appropriate and the Sizzling Spring Canyon on the left.
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Most guides will instruct you to begin on the White Rock Canyon Path, make your approach right down to the river, then reduce as much as climb a 20 ft 18 rung ladder that results in the new springs. Then you definately head again by way of 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 free gravel, making it slippery, whereas the White Rock Canyon Path is gradual however virtually fully on free gravel (not enjoyable IMO).
A lot of the path is straightforward to comply with. We advocate downloading the GPS map or offline google maps. The one complicated portion is close to the river. Should you go right down to the seashore, you’ll want 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 performed either side of the path, if we had 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’ll be able to prolong the hike by including the Liberty Bell Arch path, an offshoot of the White Rock Canyon Path.