Pueblo Creek Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The little-used Blue Range Wilderness abuts the Arizona–New Mexico border, part of the larger Blue Range Primitive Area. The area receives only a few hundred visitors each year, helping make this hike lovely from spring to fall. The isolated canyon of Pueblo Creek cuts through the wilderness and is a natural corridor for plants and animals from Mexico to extend their range into southern New Mexico.
The canyon bottom has a canopy of broad-leafed trees that includes Arizona sycamore and Arizona alder and is home to Mexican jays, red-faced warblers, and painted redstarts. The WS Mountain Trail 43 follows the canyon about 9 miles to WS Lake, but the canyon itself is the main attraction. A rock outcrop on the east side of the canyon yields shiny bytownite crystals, a translucent mineral often cut into gems. The mineral can be found in scattered rocks along the second half of the described route."