Carrizo and Corduroy Creeks, Arizona
On the Fort Apache Reservation
Corduroy Creek and Carrizo Creek converge near the Native American
community of Carrizo, Arizona. Carrizo Creek then continues south for
about 25 miles to the Salt River. Filled with tall trees, both creeks become
lush and green in spring and summer then morph into meandering rivers
of yellow in autumn. Like so many places on Native American land, there
are no hiking trails, visitor centers, restrooms, ramadas or parking lots.
The creeks, at least the sections flowing through the reservation, are
wonderfully wild yet open to anyone with a tribal recreation permit.


  Autumn at Corduroy Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona   Autumn at Corduroy Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona   Autumn along Corduroy Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona   Autumn at Corduroy Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona  

  Springtime along Carrizo Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.   Springtime along Carrizo Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.   Springtime along Carrizo Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.   Autumn at Corduroy Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona  

      Bear cub in a tree along Carrizo Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.   Bear cub in a tree along Carrizo Creek on the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.