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Great trail, the first 1/2 mile on the Catwalks is neat, then definitely go down the stairs at the end of the Catwalks and find your way upstream to a couple little waterfalls and swimming holes. You can walk upstream or find the trails on either side of the creek. It’s cool to see the effects of the flood and the burnt trees that it carried downstream. We hiked 2 1/2ish miles upstream to where the whitewater trail intersects. There was some climbing, but pretty easy-moderate over all. Not too crowded and there was minimal litter, which we picked up of course. We picked up only 3 pieces of trash the whole hike.

We took our 10, 7 & 4 yo... the paved area was not really a hike... more like a steep walk. When we got to the end we decided to climb down to the river. For our return we went bouldering, along and through the river to find our way back to the crossover bridge. What was a boring walk turned into a fun hike.

note:
we went Mem wkd... there were A LOT of people by hiking std and most were hanging out for the day in the river w/ their kids & dogs. If you enjoy a min. peeps kind of trek... it was fairly busy.

Very nice hike, however a lot of the trail is washed away.

5/21/2018..took our teenage boys here to experience a short walk in the forest....the trail beyond the fiberglass bridge has been damaged due to some previous flood, Yet the water level in creek was so low that we found a way to walk in creek for 3 miles. There was a pleasant breeze in canyon and plenty of shade. very enjoyable day for the teens. Carry your water/snax.

backpacking
2 months ago

Trail is washed out at several points, the detour around the worst of which is pictured here. Vistas are excellent on the descent to Whitewater.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was severely burned in 93 which actually means that it receives almost no traffic and has incomprable views for quite a lot of it because the panoramic vista is unobscured. The trail was a little tough to follow at times but not too bad and I didn’t see another soul while I was on it, which was quite a treat considering how trafficked a lot of that area is.

hiking
3 months ago

I have hiked this trail multiple times and while the 1-mile catwalk portion is an easy hike, the rest of the trail is definitely not easy. After the fire in 2012 the trail is gone in most places and hiking is quite difficult because you just have to hike up the creek where there is no trail. There are numerous creek crossings and you have to climb up, around, and on top of gigantic boulders, through small waterfalls, and climb over a lot of down trees. It is a very beautiful canyon and it is unlikely you will see many people, if anyone in this canyon.

3 months ago

Awesome

The trail is great up to where it’s washed out. The road to the trail was also flooded with about a foot of water in two locations. We drove about 4 hours out of the way to do this hike so slightly disappointed that only half of it was possible to see. It is incredibly scenic. The government needs to upgrade the road to the trail and the portions of the trail that wash out.

This is a beautiful loop through many ecosystems. But towards the river it’s impossible to stay on / find the trail. Some ranger yelled at us for “trespassing” on the monument, as if we wanted to be bushwhacking!

I took my 4 children ages 5-13 to the springs last week (Jan 13, 2018). The trail was easy enough and the trailhead was super easy to find. When you get to the bottom of the trail to the river, cross and then turn left. The springs will be on the river bank. There are about 4-5 pools. It was a bit crowded but we went on a long weekend. The towns people are super friendly and you should stop off and eat in their cafes. Patronize their businesses.

Trail can be difficult close to the river. The canyon is beautiful and hot springs are small but relaxing. Primitive camping at trail head.

Very fun Trail. The canyons are beautiful. The hot springs felt very nice!

This is a beautiful pocket of nature that you should take the time to check out, definitely worth the drive I made from El Paso.

I hiked this trail several times before the floods destroyed it. I haven’t been back since they rebuilt it but it is my understanding that it has been completed. The canyon and views were beautiful. Well worth the time.

backpacking
8 months ago

This trail is not maintained. Recent fires and new vegetation has made finding the trail almost impossible once you get 3 or so miles in (when the trail turns to the north). I made it almost to the ridge top (N33 19 36.3 W108 47 51.8) before turning back. No water along the way. But, the views up there were pretty neat. Also, the drive to the trail head is a bit rough near the end. I think the trail on the east side of the mountain is even worse.

Very nice area need to us grudging grave trail to access west fork many river crossings and a cliff dwelling

Cat Walk was an amazing hike! Although the railing is broken off from time to time, there was always another path to take, keeping our eyes on the railing above. We would have made it almost all the way (only 0.5 mile left), if it hadn't been for time restraints. We took our dogs, but there was only so far that they could join us. Overall an amazing family time adventure!

Do some research about the history of this trail and area Needs a little more rebuilding but worth the effort.

This is more Moderate then easy. Very little shade but well worth the walk the river is beautiful when we went the river was too high to cross so hot spring was not there

It's a great hike!! Beware, if you take cat walk up, lots of bikers are headed downwards and you'll only have a few seconds to step out of the way…it's all uphill too lol
Toothpick breaks into multiple other trails and overall is a wonderful hike!

horseback riding
Friday, June 30, 2017

You need to be in good shape to hike this trail as it's about a 3,000' climb outgoing. We have recently (June 2017) managed to clear this trail for horseback riding and pack animals. However, there are a large amount of leaners over the trail and they will be coming down and blocking the trail for the next decade. Don't go in without a saw.
The 225 trail is washed out and not usable. It disappears in the first switchbacks.

Perfect for kids and families. Bring water hiking sandals and have the kids wear swimsuits.

We started at snow lake and hiked a few miles in and then back out before heading home. Such a beautiful hike and we plan on coming back and finishing it. Definitely bring extra shoes for after the hike as there are several water crossings. Also the drive to get there you get to drive through a really cool old town it looks like they are restoring or something.

Easy hike through a beautiful canyon. Series of catwalks add to the interest.

As good as it gets! My favorite trail. Have been going there since I was a kid.

Ridiculously amazing and gorgeous! Definitely obligatory if you're in the area, BUT MAKE SURE TO CALL AHEAD IF IT HAS RAINED THEY WILL CLOSE THE ACCESS ROAD!

We made it an awesome adventure!!!

This was a fun beautiful shortl trail.

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