South Fork Little Colorado River Trail 97

MODERATE 24 reviews

South Fork Little Colorado River Trail 97 is a 4.9 mile out and back trail located near Springerville, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 603 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail to explore. The little Colorado River makes a nice backdrop to swinging a hammock by and just take in the sights and sounds. My dog loved it. Watch out for poison ivy though.

running
2 months ago

Pretty early July option for trail running and hiking. Not far from Eagar and not many people.

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snow
5 months ago

We hiked the trail while it was still pretty wet and muddy. There was still some snow on the trail. it was a great hike. We did not see any wildlife and no other hikers were on the trail while we were there. I'd definitely go back when the weather was warmer.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with gradual but steady climb. First mile and a half have nice cover of ponderosa, Fir and Aspen but eventually the Wallow fire burn scar envelopes the trail and there is little to no shade for midday hikes. The S.F. of Little Colorado River runs throughout the year giving a babbling brook background for your hike most of the way. Trail maintenance is ongoing here and there are a few downed trees to traverse. Exercise caution on high wind days as some of the severely burned trees could be felled then.

hiking
Friday, June 15, 2018

Took our youth group (12-18 ages) on this hike. Very beautiful, sad to see the area where the fire came through. Hike was perfect for our group size. Would definitely go back again

Monday, July 03, 2017

Was a really beautiful hike. Very green and my kids loved playing at the creek. Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Started down the trail of this beautiful hike. We got about 1/3 of a mile in and saw a big cat track that looked somewhat fresh. Were not prepared to be stalked by a mountain lion, or whatever it might be. We turned around and hiked back to the car. No other hikers on the trail. We saw some abandoned cabins about 1/4 mile north of the trailhead. Anybody know the history of those? Pretty dilapidated.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Enjoyed it! Sad about all the burned trees and downed trees but we thoroughly enjoyed the hike. Took it 2 miles past the road (Mexican hay lake trail). Trail not used a lot so hard to fine in places but beautiful views and fun adventure! Very worth it!!!! Saw no people on a Saturday late morning to mid afternoon. Love the stream and that their was some altitude but not too much.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The hike from the picnic ground to the river crossing is only about 2.2 miles not 3. There is a lot of poison ivy along the way. The trail at this time is not ideal for mountain biking because of all the downed timber across the trail after the Wallow fire.

hiking
Saturday, May 26, 2012

we are staying at X Diamond Ranch and the hike is about 200 meters up the hill. very nice and easy hike close to the river. Two things to have in mind, watch out for the bears and it seens that it was a fire and the trees are a little burned.

hiking
Monday, August 09, 2010

Nice easy trail following the Little Colorado. Eventually begins to climb a bit away from the river. At this point we turned around, probably less than an hour in? Would like to see where the trail goes from there someday. Worth hiking in at least a short distance if you're in Greer.

hiking
Saturday, April 21, 2018

recorded Recording - Oct 29, 01:23 PM

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