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 cut up with an indication pointing to White Rock Canyon on the proper and the Sizzling Spring Canyon on the left.
Most guides will instruct you to begin on the White Rock Canyon Path, make your approach all the way down to the river, then in the reduction of as much as climb a 20 ft 18 rung ladder that results in the new springs. Then you definitely 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 space, however we determined final minute to finish your entire 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 completely on free gravel (not enjoyable IMO).
A lot of the path is simple to observe. We suggest downloading the GPS map or offline google maps. The one complicated portion is close to the river. Should you go all the way down to the seaside, you have to backtrack to seek out White Rock Canyon Path. The path alongside the river additionally cuts forwards and backwards, so search for markers (some not alongside the river).
Now that we’ve carried out each side of the path, if we have been to do the hike once more, we might 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 lengthen the hike by including the Liberty Bell Arch path, an offshoot of the White Rock Canyon Path.