Added by Dane Nilsson. Although the Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail itself is short, the trailhead (located in the Coconino National Forest) does require a quite-vibrating, 15-mile drive, on an unpaved road, to reach.A high clearance vehicle is a must. This Enchanting Hike Takes You To The Most Crystal Blue Creek In Arizona. The Fossil Creek Trail offers over 8 miles of paved pathway (in two disconnected segments) on the south side of Fort Collins, a college town at the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The Owyhee Front is a popular area offering a wide range of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails including single-track for OHV motorcycles and wider trails and two-tracks for ATVs and other motorized vehicles. The drive to the trail is REAL bumpy. Fossil Creek Trail starts at the north end of Wickersham Creek Trail near the Borealis-LeFevre Cabin on the north side of Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. Rated 4.75 /5 based on 12 customer reviews 4.8 1.5 miles - Out-and-Back Trail Save Add Review Get Directions Add Photo. Fed by a natural spring, The Fossil Creek Wilderness Area is an oasis destination attracting hikers, sunbathers, cliff-jumpers, and swimmers to its crystal clear water. Dive, Hike, and Swim at Fossil Creek Dam (Toilet Bowl) near Pine, Arizona. Maps, directions, and reviews. There are multiple swimming areas, breathtaking scenery, and nearby camping spots along the adventure. Fossil Creek is one of Arizona's two designated "Wild and Scenic" rivers. Hike to Fossil Creek Falls. Then the hike is another mile. The waterfall is the most popular place to visit to cool off and see the natural beauty. Fossil Creek Trail, in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, is an 18.8 mile trail maintained for winter snowmobiling, skiing, dog mushing, snowshoeing, and fat-biking. The hike to Fossil Creek might be tough, but you’ll have a wonderful reward awaiting you (and a chance to wash off the sweat and relax in beautiful water). Turn right (west) on Route 708 (also known as Fossil Creek Road). Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area was created through a partnership between the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County and North Poudre Irrigation Company to conserve 1,398 acres. The western segment begins in Spring Canyon Community Park, a nice place to picnic amongst wild flowers and cottonwood trees. We were well prepared with cooling towels, bug bracelets, and camelback backpacks! I think the drive was 13 miles. The Waterfall, Flume, Tonto Bench, Fossil Creek Bridge, Homestead, Sally May, Purple Mountain and Mazatzal parking areas are along a different stretch … In the Grand Canyon State, there are scores of hikes, easy and strenuous, that both wind through and lead to breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall with a 25 foot cliff to jump off. 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