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Coronado Trail
The Mogollon Rim stretches across east-central Arizona, and the Coronado Trail travels up to and across the Mogollon Rim. The road is officially designated a National, State, and Forest Service Scenic Byway. The road provides spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim, the Gila Wilderness, and the Sa...
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Fish Creek Trail
Description: Fish Creek Trail drops into a narrow forested canyon from a high bench that overlooks both the Black River and Fish Creek drainages. Once on the floor of the canyon, the trail wanders downstream along Fish Creek past pools, riffles, and stepping-stone stream crossings to the point where this tributary joins the Black River.

Wildlife to Watch: Fish Creek harbors a population of Arizona's state fish, the Apache trout. You may see black bear, elk, mule deer, porcupine, Abert’s squirrel, golden-mantled ground squirrel, Merriam’s turkey, northern goshawk, peregrine falcon, Mexican spotted owl, and an amazing variety of resident and migratory songbirds, including Williamson’s and red-naped sapsucker, Townsend’s solitaire, Steller’s jay, plumbeous and warbling vireos, red-breasted and pygmy nuthatches, American dipper, Grace’s and red-faced warblers, western tanager, and black-headed grosbeak. Reptiles and amphibians of the area include Arizona treefrog, western chorus frog, northern leopard frog, greater short-horned lizard, plateau striped whiptail, Madrean alligator lizard, ring-necked snake, narrow-headed gartersnake, Sonoran mountain kingsnake, and Arizona black rattlesnake.

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Ownership: U.S.D.A. Forest Service 
Size: 5.5 mile trail 
Closest Town: Hannagan Meadow


Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Rainbow Trout - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Buffalo Crossing follow Forest Road 24 to Forest Road 83. Turn west here and follow FR83 about 3 miles to FR 83A. Or follow FR 24 from Hannagan Meadow to FR 83 and turn west. From either direction it is 3 miles to FR83A, which turns right about 1.4 miles to a lesser dirt road which then forks left. Follow this road about 0.5 miles past an old corral to the trailhead of the Fish Creek Access Trail #320. From here it's 0.6 miles to Fish Creek.

For more information call 928-333-4301.

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Fish Creek Trail : Wildlife Viewing Area