A trail with a grouping of palm trees on the bank of the Colorado River with a warm waterfall.”
— John Blackwell
Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Not great for trail running because of its grade and the multitude of rocks.
The starting point for this run is at a gravel parking area off of Highway 93 across from Kingman Wash Road. The route proceeds downhill in a series of washes toward the Colorado River, passing a tepid hot springs area just before reaching the river. A grouping of palm trees straddle the bank, waiting for you to visit.
When the river levels are down, there is a hidden seasonal waterfall upstream in a side canyon that is impressive. The route provides lots of boulder scrambling. It can be done as an out-and-back run for a distance of 4 miles or a loop run of up to 5 miles. Total elevation gain is 550 feet on the return leg.
Flora & Fauna
Big horn sheep. Red barrel cactus.
History & Background
There was once just one palm tree there which has since died, but now there is a grouping of small palm trees.