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White Rock Canyon Trailhead
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Access Road along Hwy 93 to Trailhead Parking

White Rock Canyon Trailhead is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but south of Hoover Dam along Highway 93 on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, about 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out towards Lake Mead. Stay on Highway 93 and drive south over the bridge into Arizona. At about Mile Post 4 (Site 0745), watch for a left turn across the highway and a paved road leading to a large parking area (Site 1038) east of the highway. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Use caution crossing the highway - oncoming traffic is traveling at 70 mph!

If you miss the turnoff, continue south on Highway 93 for about 6 miles to where you can make a U-turn.

Link to trailhead map.

White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Hikers Starting onto Trail

White Rock Canyon Trailhead provides access to several destinations in the White Rock Wash area, including Liberty Bell Arch, Liberty Bell Overlook, Spooky Canyon, and several routes to Arizona Hot Springs (White Rock Canyon Route, Hot Springs Canyon Washes Route, and Hot Springs Canyon Mountains Route). Horse Thief Canyon Road also starts here.

Because of extreme summer temperatures, too many hikers have required rescue here in recent years, and the extreme temperatures put the lives of rescue personnel at risk. Therefore, the Park Service closes this area from about August 1 until mid-September. Link to 2014 Closure Notice and Closure Area Map.

White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Highway sign (view S)
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Left turn onto Trailhead Access Road (view S)
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Left turn onto Trailhead Access Road (view S)
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Trailhead access road (view SE)
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Cattle guard at entrance to trailhead parking
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
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White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Approaching the trailhead northbound
White Rock Canyon Trailhead
Approaching the trailhead northbound
White Rock Canyon Trailhead closure
Sign on access road: area closed during August
White Rock Canyon Trailhead closure
Sign at trailhead: area closed during August

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (N) Longitude (W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0745 Hwy 93 at White Rock Trailhead 35.98092 114.70009 707358 3984078 1,527 Yes
1038 White Rock Canyon Trailhead Parking 35.98028 114.69717 707623 3984013 1,544 Yes

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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