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Your Adventure
To the OASIS

The seven mile dirt road off the highway provides stunning vistas with wide-open views of lake pleasant.

-“And a chance to see me and

my family!”


This journey is much more than your path to Castle Hot Springs, it is a gateway to the pristine Sonoran Desert and a landscape shaped by history as vast as the landscape itself.

Indigenous Peoples, cowboys, business moguls (and don’t forget the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and JFK) have made their way through the desert to the very spot that awaits you. To sum it up, you’re in good company as you kick up dust along the way. (Check out our full story here).

Transportation via private car service or helicopter can be arranged. Once your reservation is made, we will be in touch to arrange your trip to our Arizona desert resort.

Directions from Phoenix >>


When driving into Castle Hot Springs, you’ll traverse 7-miles of dirt road, featuring sweeping desert vistas and unique wildlife. This road may get rough at times, but is well traveled. 

We recommend guests arrive in a SUV or truck, however nearly all vehicles will be able to make the journey. Please note, rideshare and taxi services such as Uber or Lyft do not service this area. Parking and valet service are complimentary for registered resort guests. 

Helicopter at Castle Hot Springs Resort in Arizona, a luxury hot springs resort in USA
Helicopter at Castle Hot Springs Resort in Arizona, a luxury hot springs resort in USA

Opt for the VIP experience and arrive on property via helicopter! Get a bird’s eye view of the Sonoran Desert as you make your way from Scottsdale Airport to Castle Hot Springs. 



Rumored to be the descendants of mining burros, there’s a good chance you’ll see our friends meandering across the road during your drive. Slow down, snap a pic and say hi!

Four Burros Feed on Vegetation in the Forest


About 1 mile into the road, you’ll be perched on a hill with an expansive view of Lake Pleasant,  one Arizona’s largest lakes and a favorite of Phoenix locals. 

Pink Sunset Overlooks Lake Pleasant and Saguaro Cacti