Mogollon Creek is a 18 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cliff, New Mexico that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Length18.0 miElevation gain3,362 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Joshua William Maxwell
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HikingRocky

Did an out and back day hike. Got about five miles in and then turned around. Can confirm other reviews, it's warm I hiked in pants and flannel and greatly regretted it. Drank 2 L water on trail, still not enough. I started at noon, got back by 6. I'm a moderate hiker at best, this kicked my butt and I loved every min of it! Fixed a couple turns on the path on the way up, saw not another soul! The trail head is at the end of a long road that winds through ranch property, stay on 916 for awhile and you'll be fine!

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Kim Clark
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Backpacking

We just spent three days backpacking into Mogollon Creek and back out. Camped at Bud's Hole and explored the creek. There is no water on the trail until you get into Mogollon Creek. Take plenty of water. It gets very warm hiking in or out in the afternoon. Gorgeous views from the top before you drop into the creek at about 6900'. This is definitely a moderate to hard hike.

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Diane CLement
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BackpackingRocky

Great views. Would definitely go back and spend more time exploring the creek and canyon areas.

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Teal Clocksin
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Backpacking
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Beautiful hike on the southern part of the Gila wilderness. Very few visitors. We went in late April and the log book at the trailhead only had 7 visitors for the year. The first bit of the hike doesn't have many highlights and can be very hot. Bring lots of water as there is none until you hit Mogollon creek about 7 miles in. If you are hiking in spring, start early! - It gets hot! The second half of the trail has some amazing views, showing the expansive Gila wilderness, including Shelley Peak and Mogollon Baldy. At 5.4 miles in, you have the choice to continue to the Mogollon creek upstream of the canyons or head to Bud's Hole. We went to Mogollon creek as that has fishing access and a wild population of the rare Gila trout. Truly one of the clearest, pristine streams I've seen - gorgeous! Definitely worth a visit. One note: I started the recording a little late (0.4 miles to be exact).

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Hector Motta
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Gregory Wallis
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Antonio Cordova
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Teal Clocksin
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