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Burro Creek Campground TrailsNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2013
outdoor_lover
Hiking2.50 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Did a short Hike while I was camped at the Campground. Started at what looks to be a TH at the Campground, and followed the Creek upstream for about a 1/4 mile, then turned west and crossed the Creek. It appears in most of this area, that they have built Riffle Pools, either for Waterfowl or Fish or both. There are small earthen dams all along the stretch that back up the Water, forming large "ponds" along the Creek. I have been seeing alot of Herons and Raptors so they must like the area.

Scrambled along the sandstone edge along the other side for a bit, and then headed up into the small Box Canyon across from the Campground. Steep in areas with some scree, but not terrible. Looked like there was a significant Waterfall coming down the Box, probably just a few days before, when we had all of the Rain. Watched a Great Blue Heron for awhile, perched along the Sandstone Cliffs, and then I climbed up to the top of the Bluff overlooking the Creek and Campground. Ended up making this little trek a Loop, as the road that takes you past the Campground ultimately runs by there, before looping back around to Highway 93.

Enjoyed the views from the top and wanted to go further West to check out a cool looking Canyon, but was stopped by a fence with Private Property/No Trespassing posted all over it. I hiked down the road and passed a few areas that look like they're used for dispersed Camping. Kind of cool spots, as they have a Bird's Eye View of the Creek from up there. Walked down the road further and found the "source" of the Private Property. Large spread with a possible residence and lots of junk cars and equipment. I think the "Owner" was driving around on an ATV "patrolling" too... ;)

Stayed on the road almost to the small Bridge over the Creek, and then turned and went back down to the Creek, after the fence ended. Crossed the Creek again and ran into a couple of scrawny looking Calves in the Creek. Followed the Creek back up, under the small Bridge and back into the Campground...

Just a little "exploratory" jaunt. If I am up that way again, I'll want to just stay in the Creekbed and either go upstream, or down, and check out some of the Canyons this Creek runs into. They look pretty cool... :)
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