Description: Escape the summer heat! Hike along Christopher Creek and into forested See Canyon; there will be plenty of vegetation - ferns, flowers, pine and oak trees and cooler temperatures. Most of the hike is easy with the last 1/3 a steeper assent up to the top of the Mogollon Rim. We’ll have lunch at the top before heading back down.
Difficulty: Moderate, Total Distance: 7 miles (5 hour total hike time)
Start Elevation: 6200 ft, Elevation Gain: 1800 ft
Drive Time: 2 hours, Water to Bring: 2 liters
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00am - Pyle Recreation Center
Minimum Attendees Required: 3
RSVP By: Friday, August 23, 7:00pm
Directions to Trailhead: Proceed up the Beeline highway through Payson, take a right onto 260 East, then take a left at the Christopher Creek exit. Take a right on to Forest Road 284 and drive to the trail head at the end.
Special Instructions: I like to carpool, but if anyone wants to meet at the trailhead, let me know. Directions are shown in this trip report. Also, it often rains for a short time in the afternoons in the Payson area so bring a light poncho or rain shell. Bring lunch/trail snacks.
Not sure what to bring? Checklists are available here.