Hike to Fossil Creek Falls. The hike to Fossil Creek might be tough, but you’ll have a wonderful reward awaiting you (and a chance to wash off the sweat and relax in beautiful water). The Fossil Creek Trail offers over 8 miles of paved pathway (in two disconnected segments) on the south side of Fort Collins, a college town at the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Bring plenty of water. We were well prepared with cooling towels, bug bracelets, and camelback backpacks! The Owyhee Front is a popular area offering a wide range of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails including single-track for OHV motorcycles and wider trails and two-tracks for ATVs and other motorized vehicles. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall with a 25 foot cliff to jump off. This one-hour drive crosses through beautiful back-country hills and valleys. The drive to the trail is REAL bumpy. This Enchanting Hike Takes You To The Most Crystal Blue Creek In Arizona. Added by Dane Nilsson. Maps, directions, and reviews. Dive, Hike, and Swim at Fossil Creek Dam (Toilet Bowl) near Pine, Arizona. Fossil Creek is one of Arizona's two designated "Wild and Scenic" rivers. Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area was created through a partnership between the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County and North Poudre Irrigation Company to conserve 1,398 acres. Located between the towns of Strawberry and Camp Verde, south of Flagstaff, the creek is a uniquely lush piece of Arizona's Coconino National Forest. It’s a pretty hike with multiple places to swim on the way to the waterfall. Fed by a natural spring, The Fossil Creek Wilderness Area is an oasis destination attracting hikers, sunbathers, cliff-jumpers, and swimmers to its crystal clear water. Although the Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail itself is short, the trailhead (located in the Coconino National Forest) does require a quite-vibrating, 15-mile drive, on an unpaved road, to reach.A high clearance vehicle is a must. The waterfall is the most popular place to visit to cool off and see the natural beauty. Rated 4.75 /5 based on 12 customer reviews 4.8 1.5 miles - Out-and-Back Trail Save Add Review Get Directions Add Photo. In the Grand Canyon State, there are scores of hikes, easy and strenuous, that both wind through and lead to breathtaking scenery. The road is paved for 2.5 miles then becomes unpaved. Fossil Creek Trail starts at the north end of Wickersham Creek Trail near the Borealis-LeFevre Cabin on the north side of Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. To hike First, get to the Strawberry area. The Waterfall, Flume, Tonto Bench, Fossil Creek Bridge, Homestead, Sally May, Purple Mountain and Mazatzal parking areas are along a different stretch … Depending on the parking lot you are assigned. I think the drive was 13 miles. Hidden within the vast Arizona desert is an oasis of a river that brings the surrounding banks to life around it. 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