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Creekside Preserve

Near: MayerAZ (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
100 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description This trail leads out directly from the barn and follows Big Bug Creek south for a quarter mile, then heads up the ridge, opening up to a spectacular panoramic view of the surounding high desert terrain- on most days you can see for 20 miles or more from this trail.Youll see an abundance of prickly pear cactus and other desert vegetation and youre likely to see and hear a variety of native critters along the way.
Best Time to Visit Year-round
Times to Avoid
Campground Dry camping (no hookups) in sage brush/trees along Big Bug Creek. Horse corrals, feed and water available at barn. Portable pens at campsite.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
primitive, lodging stall, water, stream High Desert Horseback Adventures
Glen Blomgren
PO Box 75
Dewey, AZ 86327
Directions 11255 Hwy 69, Mayer, AZ
This information was provided by Glen Blomgren on 12/10/2018 6:48:36 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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