BOULDER CITY, NV -- Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails, reopened Saturday after a temporary closure.
The trails were closed because public safety incidents in the canyons doubled from 2013 to 2014. Back in 2013 alone, there were 17 incidents, which resulted in one fatality, 31 patients and five medical transports.
That number rose by 20 to 37 incidents within the first seven months of 2014. These incidents resulted in three fatalities, 35 patients and 13 medical transports.
However, since the closure, there have been zero search and rescues from these locations.
The area known as White Rock Canyon has multiple trails leading to the Arizona Hot Spring, Liberty Bell Arch and the Colorado River. Goldstrike Canyon leads to Goldstrike and Nevada hot springs and the Colorado River.
The trails at both of these locations are strenuous and technical. There is no shade or water and there is limited cell phone service.