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.
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.”
The Apache Falls is hidden within the beautiful Salt River Canyon. Apache Falls is a fantastic trip because of the amount of water flowing over the falls especially after a snow-melt. You can jump from the top of the falls into the river below. Taking a hike upstream from the falls is both very scenic and beautiful.
Exploring around the historic Sheep Bridge area offers lots of fun adventures. On the north side of the river there is hidden within dense reeds a hot springs to soak in. There are many opportunities for hiking along this beautiful stretch of the Verde River and swimming in the summer months.
The Rolls at Saguaro Lake off-road route passes through the Sonoran Desert landscape and contains a section of the Great Western Trail. The highest elevation point along this route is 2560 feet. From the main Bush Highway entrance to this trail it is a 12.1 mile drive to reach the off-road access areas (coves) of Saguaro Lake. There are 4 coves to choose from to swim at.
Fossil Creek is one of two wild and scenic rivers in Arizona. Its 70 degree water and waterfall pours at 20,000 gallons per hour from springs at the bottom of a 1,600 foot deep canyon. Due to its beauty and year-round water, people are drawn to this area and the waterfalls. The lushness of the riparian area strikes a sharp contrast to the dry and sparse desert vegetation that surrounds it.
Join Private Jeep Excursions on a water hiking adventure to see one of Arizona’s most incredible waterfalls. We take a bumpy ride off-road with some narrow sections with sheer cliffs to get to the trailhead. Our drive in follows along the Salt River giving us a some great views of the Salt River Canyon.
NEWS: THE APACHE TRAIL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Travel with Private Jeep Excursions to explore the many scenic wonders along the beautiful 40 mile Apache Trail following the Upper Salt River through the Superstition Mountains. We pass over the Roosevelt Bridge as we view Roosevelt Lake, and travel to view Roosevelt Dam. There are a number of opportunities to swim. We will travel to Apache Lake and Canyon Lake. We will visit the old western town of Tortilla Flat. You will have the opportunity to book your own boat cruise of Canyon Lake.
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.