Hello again fellow Creekers.
There are many things to do in the Mogollon Rim area and Christopher Creek to enjoy all four beautiful seasons. At an altitude of 5,860 feet, the grounds abound with ferns, oak, walnut, maple, the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine, fir, spruce and wild grapevine. The Arizona Game and Fish Department regularly stocks Christopher Creek — which meanders through the community — with rainbow trout. Good fishing can also be found in all directions. For example, five miles to the west is Tonto Creek, 12 miles to the east is Woods Canyon Lake and six other Rim lakes, and 20 miles southeast are Canyon Creek and Haigler Creek. We have four seasons in a beautiful setting.
By all accounts, the Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, and the surrounding areas, provide many diversified activities. These range from fly-fishing, backpacking, bird and butterfly watching, hiking, boating, rock and fossil hunting, mountain biking, and stargazing, to ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, and snowshoeing. Also available in the area: horseback riding, antiquing at local shops, and silent meditation is always at hand.
There’s nothing wrong with a little exercise, so let’s get out there and enjoy nature. We are lucky that all year long, even during the winter, we have many great outdoor activities at our fingertips. If you have any stories about your favorite activities in Christopher Creek, I would love to hear and share them.
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