Dry Creek Trail #52

Summary:  A hike through the forest that follows Dry Creek

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 2 1/4 miles one way, 4 1/2 miles total

Trailhead Directions:  From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), drive west on SR 89A for about 3 miles and turn right on to Dry Creek Road. Follow Dry Creek Road for 2 miles and turn right on FR 152. Follow FR 152 for about 4 1/2 miles to the end. Park here. FR 152 can be a very rough road, requiring a high clearance vehicle.

Description:  The trailhead is located near the Vultee Arch trailhead. This 4.5 mile round trip moderate hike follows the path cut by Dry Creek, crossing it about a dozen times and provides nice views of towering red rock formations and a gentle uphill hike through a nice forest. You can hike further up the creek bed if you like.


Click on the photos below for a bigger view


Here are photos taken on our April 2008 hike


Guest Photos:

Here are some photos taken by Darryl Thompson

And here are photos taken by Lou Camp on the April 2008 hike



For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

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