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7 Things to Do in Christopher Creek, Arizona

Christopher Creek, Arizona, is an amazing place to visit. Whether you enjoy stunning hiking trails, relaxing in the fresh mountain air, or seeing breathtaking waterfalls, this area has it all. Christopher Creek is located just 90 minutes from Phoenix, making it the perfect destination for a quick getaway.

Not sure what to do in the area? Here are the top activities and places to see in the Christopher Creek area:


There are tons of awesome hikes in the area and beyond! These adventures feature swimming holes, beautiful wildlife, and expansive views of the area. Also, many trails offer a killer workout!

Here are some of the most popular hikes in the area:

  • Horton Creek Trail
  • Ellison Creek Cascades
  • Monument Peak Loop Trail
  • Barnhardt Trail
  • Hells Gate Trail
  • See Spring Trail

Some people believe these are the best hikes in the state of Arizona! If you want to experience the wonder and beauty of the area, go on a nearby hike today.


Looking to hit the links? If so, Payson has a wonderful public golf course. Here’s more information:

Payson Golf Club

This course features huge ponderosa pine trees, rolling hills, and astonishing views of the Mogollon Rim. You may even see a herd of elk during your round!

Exploring the Mogollon Rim

The Mogollon Rim is a topographical and geological feature that extends 200 miles from New Mexico to Arizona. You can find steep rock walls, massive cliffs, and magical views in all directions! Visitors and locals love hiking the nearby trails that offer amazing views of the rim and beyond. 

Kayaking or Paddleboarding

Looking to get out on the water? With several lakes close to Christopher Creek, exploring Arizona waters is easy! One of our favorite places to hop on a kayak or paddleboard is Blue Ridge Reservoir. Here you’ll find gorgeous pine trees, cool rock formations, and pristine waters! 

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is home to the largest natural travertine bridge in the world! It features a 400-foot tunnel that’s 183 feet high and 150 feet wide. There are several beautiful hikes in the area, including the popular Pine Creek Trail and Waterfall Trail.

Water Wheel Falls

Water Wheel Falls feature a stunning waterfall with a refreshing swimming hole. It’s the perfect destination on a hot summer day! After a short hike on the bank of two rivers, the trail ends at a lovely swimming hole.

Rim Country Museum

If you want to learn about the local area, check out the Rim Country Museum. This place offers several interesting exhibits, including ones about the area’s Apache indigenous and pioneer history.

Book Your Stay at Christopher Creek Lodge!

Looking to stay in a cozy cabin on your trip? If so, check out Christopher Creek Lodge! We offer quaint cabins in the middle of the wilderness. Built in 1950, Christopher Creek Lodge is one of the oldest continuously operated businesses under the Mogollon Rim. 

Come stay with us today to experience the beauty of Christopher Creek, Arizona!