Cliffs, Rock Climbing & Native American Petroglyphs
Recommended by: Alex Burden
There is really real trees along the road & you can see waterfalls if you look down the side trees. There were some Indians that lived in the woods - they drew on the walls - but they didn’t get in trouble for it like you will if you do it. And there is lots of flowers by the creek and I saw lots of little butterflies! A great hike, bike or horse ride, bike 8 Mi to the Top!
A well shaded Canyon, a continuous flowing creek, and has been inhabited by ancient peoples for thousands of years. Ancient petroglyph and smoke marks from thousands of years of campfires adorn the cliff walls in places - mix this with nice trees and a gurgling stream that has short waterfalls throughout the canyon makes for a nice cool shaded experience!
Multiple picnic sites, I would recommend the 2nd picnic site - shaded, along the stream, and a good place to park for a hike or bike ride up the canyon. (The 1st site is better for really large groups).
You can drive the dirt road up the canyon as well to get to the top for more picnic sites. On your way up watch for the Petroglyph sign - the are just off the road in the trees. The opposite cliff wall there is a trail that leads to a common rock climbing spot - you may often see climbers there.
There are numerous side trails along the way for more challenging hike or bike, watch for ‘Crest Trail’ - it is the one to take if you are in search of the great spotted owl - but you do have to go deep in to find him.
Fort Huachuca, Huachuca Mountains
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