A wilderness route through Aravaipa Canyon, 10.8 miles one way.
The trek begins by following a dirt road toward the ranger station. A path splits off to the right, and hikers should follow this track down to Aravaipa Creek. From this point on, the trek consists of travel along gravel bars and wading up the stream itself. Visitors are asked to stick to the creekbed since the route crosses private lands owned by The Nature Conservancy. Great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and water ouzels are a few of the birds that can be spotted along the stream, and songbirds congregate among the saguaros and cottonwoods that line its banks.
Mammoth, AZ - Backpacking,Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.8