Touring Arizona Hot Springs
by Matt C. Bischoff (Falcon Guides)
© Matt C. Bischoff/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
I was unable to find the Hot Springs. It appears that Hwy 98 has recently undergone some rather extensive construction, and mile marker 135 is now on the edge of Kaiser Canyon -- there is no turn-out on the right (going south).
I mentioned this to some other Hot Springs enthusiasts, and they said the pull out is on the opposite side of the road, just before you go over the bridge, but I haven't confirmed or debunked this yet. GOOD LUCK!
The journey to the spring was far more interesting. The canyon was very photogenic. The water run off from the spring makes for interesting photo ops as the water runs over the rock ledges. It takes about 1.25 hr to hike to the spring from the Kaiser Bridge parking area. Things change... the makeshift concrete basin for the spring has been replaced with rocks and clay. The basin is about 15 inches deep and about 3 ft across. Just enough for a soak.
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