Birding · Fishing · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Hot Spring · Waterfall
Easy walking, short distance, hot spring reward
Permission granted by Phelps Dodge Mine (posted).
A short walk through a soaring canyon carved by Eagle Creek to a geothermal area with hot spring pools.
Travel from Morenci, AZ on US 191 to Lower Eagle Creek Rd. Follow this good dirt and gravel road to it's bottom at Eagle Creek. Navigate around the power and water pumping equipment to park in grove of large cottonwood trees.
Begin the hike here, following a doubletrack down the canyon for about one and one quarter mile. Follow smaller stream WNW into an amphitheater with two waterfalls. A small soaking pool is located below the first falls.
A short steep trail near the second falls leads up to two grottos with crystal clear hot water. Sandals recommended for the rocky bottoms in pools.
History & Background
Grottos obviously carved out by miners. Timber mine frames still intact.