by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
© Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
This is a great trail and when you get to the crossing veer left to follow a side trail about 50 feet to big rock ledges over deep pools in the creek. The downside-tons and tons of people. It was bad in the middle of January and I've since been back in March and it's crazy! Parking lot looks like you could be at Wal-Mart. There's few places more beautiful though, so depends on what you're looking for.
The trail is easy for the first 3.5 miles before crossing the creek and climbing steeply. The trail is much less travelled at this point, and it's a further 1.5 miles to the rim, where you get a good view of the canyon and the San Francisco mountains to the North.
What was nice about this trail is how close it starts from I-17 and heads east. You won’t get lost. When you get back in their is a nice area where you can go swimming and if you are into jumping of the cliffs (up to 38ft. into very deep water) in you own little oasis this is the place. Right now everything is so green and lush it makes for a great day trip or a overnight stay. Watch your food. Lima’s could be very active getting your food at night
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