Verde Hot Springs - Camp, Hike, and Hot Springs near Camp Verde, Arizona
Child's Power Rd, Arizona, USA,Camp Verde,Arizona
34.3480278, -111.6973611
17.4 miles SE of Camp Verde, Arizona
Address: Child's Power Rd, Arizona, USA
GPS: 34°20'52.9"N 111°41'50.5"W
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State: Arizona

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Camp, Hike, and Hot Springs

Verde Hot Springs are a few natural hot spring pools located along the Verde River, near Sedona, Arizona. Once a resort, now all that remains are the foundations and the hot pools themselves. 

To get to the hot springs, you'll need to follow a trail and wade upstream a bit from Child's Dispersed Camping Area, which has no amenities.

Though nudity is officially prohibited, many visitors treat the site as bathing-suit optional.

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Be careful. Pay attention to posted signs and always test the waters before you get in. Some hot springs can get up to boiling temperatures. Be sure to drink plenty of water to combat the dehydrating effect of the spring. Be respectful of other soakers and the hot spring. Don't hog the pool. Camp at least 200 yards away and keep fires in designated areas. Keep your pets out of the water and never pee in thermal feature. Glass bottles should never go near a hot spring.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Camp Verde, Arizona

  1. Head south on S Main St toward S 1st St (0.5 mi)
  2. Turn left onto AZ-260 E (7.3 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Fossil Creek Rd
    May be closed at certain times or days
    (13.8 mi)
  4. Sharp right onto Child's Power Rd (3.7 mi)
  5. Turn right to stay on Child's Power Rd (2.6 mi)
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From the White Bridge in Camp Verde, go east on Hwy 260 6.8 miles to FR 708 (Fossil Creek Road); turn right and go 15 miles to the junction of FR 708 and FR 502. Go south on FR 502 for 6 miles of VERY BAD Road to the Childs Power Plant and the Verde River.  Courtesy of fs.usda.gov

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