Drive Time: 2:30 Main Activity: Cliff Jumping, Swimming Meal: Possible Best Season: Warm or Hot Months Hiking Guide: Extra Fee Park Pass Required: No
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Bull Pen swimming hole has some of the best cliff jumping and swimming Arizona has to offer. Bull Pen is east of Camp Verde within the beautiful West Clear Creek Wilderness area. One of Arizona’s best cliff jumping spots with perfect water temperature, a nice big clear pool for swimming and a perfect cliff jumping rock that has three different heights for everyone. There is sometimes a rope swing setup to swing into the pool.

Cliff Jumping

The cliff jumping rock formation peaks out at about 25 feet. If you are not sure about jumping from the top, there are several jumping points ranging from just a couple feet to 8 or 9 feet then up to 15 feet or so until you reach the top. It is a very easy climb to the top and to each jumping spot on the left side of the rock formation.

Swimming

The pool starts out with a nice shallow beach entry which is great if you have toddlers with you. The pool gets slightly deeper a little way out into the creek about 3 feet deep then drops off to 5 to 6 feet eventually dropping down to some deep water below the rock formation. The deepest parts of the pool is around about 9 to 10 feet deep.

Hiking Guide: there is an extra $50 fee to hire me as a hiking guide.

Itinerary for the Bull Pen Excursion

Itineraries

Meet

Departure

Meet in and Depart from Fountain Hills. (Hotel Pick-up Included)

Travel (Part 1)

On-Road

Travel on-road 2 1/2 hours to Camp Verde.

Travel (Part 2)

Off-Road

Drive off-road for 5 miles to the Bull Pen recreation area.

Hiking

Hike In

Hike 2/3 of a mile along a flat trail to the Bull Pen swimming hole.

Meal in Camp Verde

Optional

During this excursion it is possible to grab a bite to eat in the nearby town of Camp Verde.

Return Home

Drive Back

Drive 2 1/2 hours back to Fountain Hills or Hotel.

During this excursion it is possible to grab a bite to eat in the nearby town of Camp Verde. There are a number of restaurants to choose from. Use this link to see your options: Restaurants in Camp Verde


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  • Pricing Name: 1 to 4 People - No Guide
    Start:
    Group (Min/Max): 1 pax / 4 pax
    Seats Left: N/A
    price: $275.00 /Group
  • Pricing Name: 1 to 4 People + Hiking Guide
    Start:
    Group (Min/Max): 1 pax / 4 pax
    Seats Left: N/A
    price: $325.00 /Group