Pacheta Falls is a picturesque 131 foot waterfall at an elevation of 8,073 feet. The falls are surrounded by tall Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir trees and shearing cliffs that lead towards the Black River within the White Mountains. Pacheta Falls is spectacular and worth the several hour drive leading to beautiful washboard forest roads where you will hike and explore this hidden gem in the high country of Arizona.
Take a trip with Private Jeep Excursions to explore the majestic Mogollon Rim, Promontory Butte, Rim Lakes, and other historic attractions on the plateau. The Mogollon Rim is a geological feature 200 miles long cutting across the state of Arizona. During this scenic drive atop the rim we will stop at a number of overlook vista points to take in the expansive sights. Often seen are family of Elk grazing along the rim. The sunsets up on the rim are breathtaking! We will also explore one of the more remote rim lakes. At this elevation you will enjoy temperatures 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area.
Take a water hike with Private Jeep Excursions to the Hanging Gardens through the beautiful West Clear Creek Wilderness. The trail leads upstream into a deep, narrow gorge which West Clear Creek has cut into the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The downstream end of the trail has many clear pools, slickrock water slides, and a tree-shaded riparian areas all tucked away between red rock canyon walls.
Secret Canyon hiking trail lies within the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. This is a wide valley surrounded on three sides by high red cliffs split by many deep, hidden canyons. This canyon is similar to the West Fork of Oak Creek as it is quite steep, densely wooded and contains a permanent stream with pools and waterfalls with some confined passageways. Secret Canyon is much less traveled so offers more tranquility.
The Jug within Salome Creek is an extremely fun canyon that resembles a water park. Best done in the morning in order to get in the water during the hot time of the day. This canyon can be done without a harness, as it only has one rappel which can be jumped 25′ into deep water.
Maiden Falls is one of Arizona’s most remote and beautiful waterfall swimming holes located in the West Clear Creek Wilderness. Private Jeep Excursions will begin to offer trips to this location as soon as some details are worked out. More detailed information about this trip coming soon.
Aztec Peak is a fire lookout at an elevation of 7,694 ft above the sea level, located in the Tonto National Forest, in central Arizona, USA. It’s the highest point of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area. This off-road trail twist and turns up through beautiful forests and canyons. It takes you to the top of the Workman Creek Falls. There is a watchtower you can climb up giving you stunning views from the vista point atop of Aztec Peak. There are many side trails and hikes to explore within the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area.
The Horseshoe Dam is just 25 miles outside the beautiful town of Cave Creek. The dam is 1,500 feet long, 144 feet high. This dam is unique because there is a walking path which allows you to get behind the water flowing over the dam. You can get very close to the water below the dam which cascades down into a beautiful multi-tiered waterfall flowing over large rocks. The views are stunningly beautiful when there is a release of water happening. Just below Horseshoe Dam is some of Arizona’s best fishing.
Sycamore Falls located at the headwaters of Sycamore Creek in the 55,937 acre Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, this is a special place. The ponderosa pine forest and canyon country are relatively durable environments, but water is scarce and spring run-off powers Sycamore Falls usually no later than April each year. From April through November, however, this becomes one of the most popular rock climbing areas in the southwest, known as “Paradise Forks.”
Every so often I will offer discounted seats in my Jeep to ride along when I go off-road to recon a new trail. I do this often to explore the possibility of adding new trails to the off-road excursions I offer through my website. Seats go quickly, so if you want to come explore off-road with me, book your seat immediately!