Cibecue Creek-Lower Falls
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Carpool 7:30am, Hike 10am
2 Miles RT Moderate-Difficult
Bring your bunny ears and help me celebrate Easter Weekend with a short tough boulder-hopping, stream-wading scramble to a 30-foot pounding waterfall! This gem of a sandstone canyon is located on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation and requires a permit before venturing off the paved highway. It is an "Up & Back" hike in a tributary of the Salt River known as Cibecue Creek. Cibecue is Apache roughly translated as "surrounded by red cliffs." The Creek is currently open to the Lower Falls only. There is no official trail so be prepared for some wading and rock scrambling!
A SPECIAL USE/BLACK-SALT RIVER PERMIT $15 IS REQUIRED! PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WMATOUTDOORS.ORG OR AT ANY SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE STORE. YOU MUST BRING THE PERMIT WITH YOU AS THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE TRAILHEAD!
Optional lunch afterwards at Guayo's El Rey 716 Sullivan Street Miami, AZ 928.473.9960
Carpool: 7:30am Burger King 6820 E Superstition Springs Blvd Mesa (US60/Power Rd in the Home Depot Plaza)
Directions: Take US 60 past Globe another 40 miles where US 60 goes down into the Salt River Canyon. Just after the Salt River Canyon Bridge, take a LEFT onto the dirt road. In a very short distance the road will fork. Take the right over the cattle guards about 4 miles to Cibecue Creek, which flows over the road! You can park here or cross the creek where there is ample parking on the other side. HIGH CLEARANCE VEHICLES RECOMMENDED!
Bring: Water shoes or hiking boots you don't mind getting wet, 3-4 liters water, high energy snacks, camera, sunscreen, hat, extra pair of shoes/socks for the ride home.