Christopher Creek Canyon


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Photo ofChristopher Creek Canyon


Trail stats

2.01 mi
Elevation gain
1,145 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
1,119 ft
Max elevation
5,685 ft
Min elevation
5,259 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
one hour 16 minutes
4 hours one minute
August 8, 2021
August 2021
5,685 ft
5,259 ft
2.01 mi

near Bear Flat, Arizona (United States)

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Photo ofChristopher Creek Canyon

Itinerary description

A beautiful hike down Christopher Creek's drainage. Several straightforward rapelles but some require through significant waterfalls. Ends in sport climbing area. With the constant in and out of water and mandatory swims, consider a wetsuit even in summer.


PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,319 ft
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Comments  (2)

  • TheDesertScout Nov 12, 2021

    Looks awesome. Thanks for the add. How is it in a late autumn dry season? Should I still plan to get drenched? Are there any ways to do some part of this while staying dry? Also, are there ways to hike the canyon while avoiding the more intense climbing belaying aspects? I want to go here with my lady friend, but she's new to the climbing scene- don't want to scare here off the sport before she really gets into it.

  • docron71 Nov 13, 2021

    Have not done it in the dryer seasons but my assumption would be that this would still have several mandatory swims and rappels. I would also caution to say we did it when it was in the upper 90's and did not wear wet suits and several in our party were freezing through a good portion. Wetsuits highly recommneded.

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