Although this area was once lush with vegetation and springs, it is now a desert. Temperatures from May to September are often above 100 F (38C). Therefore, we do not recommend hiking during these months.
When you hike, bring plenty of water and wear hiking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. It's also wise to pack salty food, a first aid kit, a map, a flashlight with spare batteries and a whistle. Be sure to tell someone where you're hiking and when you expect you'll return.
Keep an eye on the weather. Tule Springs is located along the Upper Las Vegas Wash. If rain is in the forecast, seek high ground. Flash flooding through washes can occur rapidly, even if it's not raining where you are.
Last updated: February 17, 2015