This six-hour hike with eight rope climbs was worth every bruise, scrape, and sore muscle I have today. Heading towards the Hoover Dam, tucked away is the Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs trail leading to the Colorado River that separates Nevada and Arizona. At the start of the trail, you underestimate the challenges ahead. A mile in, a cooler full of water and a handcrafted sign warn of the potential dangers. For a few seconds, each rope climb and scrambling obstacle seems nearly impossible. Once you’re past it, the sense of accomplishment makes you a bit excited for the next obstacle. While trekking along, you can’t help but notice the beauty of the natural springs and canyons. Nature piques your curiosity as water drips from the canyon wall out of nowhere and a boulder ten feet in diameter is being supported by a rock ten inches in diameter.