Fossil Springs Arizona
I went on a trip with my family to Fossil Springs. We drove through Strawberry to get to the Fossil Creek, but the road was blocked. So we
took the challege and hiked 4 miles down 1,500 feet to the falls of Fossil Springs
The water comes up from a nature spring, you’ll see in the video where I found the spring. 1 million gallons of water come from this spring an hour. The water was a little cold where we were but i’m sure it feel great when the sun is hitting directly down at you. At Fossil Creek further down the road the water is a nice 72 degrees year round.
Not many poeple know about Fossil Creek, it’s one of Arizona’s hidden gems. I’m glad I had the chance to see it and share it with you.
I’m not going to lie, that hike was not easy. Going down is not so bad, it takes about 1.5 hours, but going backup takes about 2-3 hours. It was pretty steep in about 3 spots, but other then that it’s a constant slight incline. We were pretty prepared for our hike. I recommend a couple bottles of water & some Gatorade for going down. Have something extra to drink while you are there and have another 2 bottles of water going up. We saw so many people coming up struggling because they were tired and dehydrated.
Oh a few more things I recommend that I noticed a lot of people didn’t bother with is sun block, bug repellent and a hat. Sure wish I had a hat during that hike!
Some of the things we took:
Small cooler with baggies of ice for our water, bug spray, towels, bug spray, protein bars, snack bars, beef jerky, other munchies, bug spray, wet ones, Ibuprofen, band-aids, bug spray, flashlight and my camera of course!
I hope you enjoyed the video!
I’ll be making a trip to Fossil Creek in a couple of weeks so be sure to check back!