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Lower Eagle Creek

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Scenic run along creek to remote hot springs.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

100%

Runnable

3,592' 1,095 m

High

3,557' 1,084 m

Low

43' 13 m

Up

44' 13 m

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Features Birding · Fishing · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Hot Spring · Waterfall

Permission granted by Phelps Dodge Mine (posted).

Overview

A short walk through a soaring canyon carved by Eagle Creek to a geothermal area with hot spring pools.

Description

Travel from Morenci, AZ on US 191 to Lower Eagle Creek Rd. Follow this good dirt and gravel road to it's bottom at Eagle Creek. Navigate around the power and water pumping equipment to park in grove of large cottonwood trees.

Begin the run here, following a doubletrack down the canyon for about one and one quarter mile. Follow smaller stream WNW into an amphitheater with two waterfalls. A small soaking pool is located below the first falls.

A short steep trail near the second falls leads up to two grottos with crystal clear hot water. Sandals recommended for the rocky bottoms in pools.

History & Background

Grottos obviously carved out by miners. Timber mine frames still intact.

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Matt Hage

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Hoodoos on hike down canyon.
Jan 23, 2021 near Morenci, AZ
Virile Crayfish
Jan 23, 2021 near Morenci, AZ

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