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Clear Creek Trail - GCNP
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Clear Creek Trail - GCNPNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 06 2020
BiFrost
Backpack48.32 Miles 10,831 AEG
Backpack48.32 Miles4 Days         
10,831 ft AEG
 
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We hiked to Phantom Ranch and stayed in the dorm with the plan of hiking out to Clear Creek next morning. Grabbed early breakfast at the cantina and head out about 630am. Arriving at Clear Creek we had the place to ourselves. Two people were just leaving so we picked out a spot for next few days.

After setting up camp I headed downstream to explore. Plenty of water in the creek with some nice pools. Went down about 2 miles before turning around and heading back to camp. Nobody showed up that afternoon so we still had it to ourselves.

Next morning the goal was to hike to Cheyava Falls. The report was that the falls was dry but we were going to check it out regardless. Heading up Clear Creek just your standard boulder hop for most of it especially as we got close to the falls. About ¼ mile out I could see the top waterfall and was certainly not dry as reported. We made our way up slope which was not easy. Very brushy and steep but worth the effort. Kathy stopped at the lower falls while I checked out the upper. It comes out of the base of the Red Wall and top of Tapeats layer. After checking it out I returned to lower falls and we had lunch.

Finished lunch and headed back downstream. On the way back briefly explored another side canyon but it started to rain and decided to head back to camp. Fortunately, it didn’t rain much only off and on sprinkles. When we got back to camp there was another group but they were cool. Spent another nice night in camp.

Next morning we got relatively early start because we had to hike all the way out with a break stop at the cantina. The hike out turned out to be easier than anticipated but still lots of AEG. Great weekend in Clear Creek with some unfinished exploring yet to do. We will be back!
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