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Fossil Creek Wilderness

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Very great place to check out. Especially in the summer. It's beautiful there and the water is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Beautiful, long hike

Waterfall is very pretty and relaxing but there are a lot of things left unknown for a newbie. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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22 Miles Southeast of Camp Verde, Camp Verde, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very great place to check out. Especially in the summer. It's beautiful there and the water is super refreshing.

Thank Bocky12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waterfall is very pretty and relaxing but there are a lot of things left unknown for a newbie. I read all the reviews about the long road and needing a truck etc which i totally agree with etc and was prepared for but I was...More

1  Thank livelife7347
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Such a wonderful and pleasant hike. Total it was 10 miles round trip but so worth it! Keep going all the way to the falls, dont stop at what looks like it ends. I went in March, but I should of went earlier in the...More

1  Thank Neomi M
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Tip: suv/4x4 recommended for clearance Need tough tires Take your trash home 6 hrs from las vegas If you don’t like a crowded day, maybe avoid weekends. But it is still fun even with lots of people around.

Thank Randolph M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Fossil Creek is a great place to visit whether you want to play in the creek, hike, or see waterfalls and natural springs. The only downside is the 14 mile drive down a dirt road. Only a limited number of passes can be purchased to...More

Thank nlogan82
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Long drive in.reallt Amazing place. It was being abused a bit. They have done a lot to preserve it now. You need permit ahead of time. Highly recommend it.

Thank Craig F
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

A little chilly for spring but probably wonderful for summer in Arizona. The 14 miles in on the primitive road was a pretty rough. Beautiful area too bad for people ruining it so now its permit only.

Thank repete1982
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Fossil creek has been on my bucket list for several years! It’s 5 miles down and 5 miles up! It’s a steady incline, nothing too difficult but coming up on a hot day definitely makes it a difficult hike. Be sure to prepare with plenty...More

1  Thank Jnjiemtz
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Looong drive on a dirt road. So make sure your vehicle is up to it. This is info from their website: Advance permits are required to park a vehicle within the Fossil Creek Permit Area from April 1 through October 1. Permits are not required...More

5  Thank marydW2173UQ
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the prettiest hikes I've been on. Make sure your car is good for off road rocky terrain and you have plenty of water to drink on your walk...it was very hot. The nature was so beautiful and and we...More

5  Thank Laurlee11
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August 19, 2018|
Response from livelife7347 | Reviewed this property |
Website says no but people had dogs so who knows
July 25, 2018|
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Response from livelife7347 | Reviewed this property |
That one is super far from the waterfall trail. Check my review for order from closest. Waterfall trailhead and Irving are the two closest ones