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Cibecue CreekGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar May 08 2014
ssk44
Canyoneering3.00 Miles
Canyoneering3.00 Miles
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
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I haven't posted for awhile so I thought I would check in with a special recent trip. I finally visited Cibecue Creek. Of all the places I've been throughout this state, I'm frankly amazed it took me this long to come hear. The upper grotto waterfall is very unique and special. Although the creek along the way up had it's moments, they all fall short of the last 1/4 mile. That's where the money is. The entire experience is well worth the $15 price of admission. I went during the week on a rather cool day so I had the entire place to myself. That's just how I wanted it. While driving out at the end of the day I was blessed with a scrumptious view of the Salt River at Mule Hoof Bend that was simply perfect. Really fun trip.


Eric



Warning: This canyon is particularly dangerous during summer monsoon months. The upper watershed for Cibecue Creek is very large. Flash floods from the upper watershed can be violent and happen with little notice in the lower canyon. Sun shining at the TH and along the lower hike route does not guarantee safety. Anyone within a 1/4 mile of the upper grotto waterfall (official hike end) would not likely survive a large flash flood. Take great care in analyzing local weather data prior to planning a visit during monsoon season. *See below link for current and historical USGS stream flow data within Cibecue Creek.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/uv/?s ... 0065,00060


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