See Canyon Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice hike in the Mogollon rim area. Could be a pretty quick hike so take your time and enjoy the sites. A lot of cool little things to see a long the way. Great weather! Bring lots of water and some snacks. There's a lot of moss growing all over and fungus. It's cool to see the different species of mushrooms. Most of them have little blue beetles living on them and underneath, they're are cool too. Pretty easy hike, you could always walk up the creek for a bit too, other wise you only cross the creek 3 times. A little strenuous the last mile or so, but still a hike worth doing.
wow, it was 70-plus degrees in November in the mountains of Arizona!. Great Trail good workout will be back.
We had a great time! We got caught in a storm as we were descending into the canyon so we took refuge under some rocks and maple trees. Once it lightened up we proceeded further in. The canyon was so quiet. Just the rustling of leaves and rain. I would definitely do it again.
Ok. I wasn't impressed.
Some sources list this trail as one of the most popular hikes below the Mogollon Rim, but on a Saturday in September the dogs and I were the only people on the trail. This beautiful hike begins as an easy stroll with a simple creek crossing but soon morphs into an endurance-testing sheer incline up a 1,700-foot haul to the top of the rim. Lots of shade and spectacular pine-forest scenery with the occasional "peek" through the trees of the canyon as you climb. At parts, route-finding skills are very important as the trail is not too well marked. The 7.5 miles round trip offer a VERY respectable work out and the overall beauty of the trail makes for a really satisfying day hike.