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Creek Road

Lower Eagle

Heading southeast along the creek by way of hiking,
4WD or other off-road vehicle leads the extreme

adventurer to a number of homesteads, gravesites

and natural wonders. Wildlife, scenery and the steep

hillside grottoes of Eagle Creek Hot Springs

filled with 90° mineral water and evidence of the

area’s past mining history are provocative. Wonderful
primitive camping options have been previously

“set-up” alongside the creek under the valley’s

umbrella of cottonwood and walnut trees. Camping

near Bat Cave will allow one to experience the flight

of thousands, viewed generally thirty minutes before


Heading northeast boasts even more fishing and
swimming opportunities as you travel toward a wider
embankment of the creek provided by the gauging station. Traveling

west, before turning toward the creek once again,allows you to explore

the many homesteading ruins of our historical past all throughout

Stove Canyon.

Words or even pictures alone cannot describe the spectacular scenery

along Eagle Creek’s carved path of deep canyon sides during most of its

course. The natural beauty of Eagle Creek Valley is certainly a

must-travel-to destination, an done to be explored year after year to

discover all its wonders. Eagle Creek Valley can be reached from Lower Eagle Creek Road and Upper Eagle Creek Road. Lower Eagle Creek Road leaves the highway westbound just after passing an assembly area for the large haul truck used at the Morenci Mine to the south

Eagle Creek is one of Arizona’s largest creeks and is known for its spectacular scenery, historical remnants, huge spreads and uncrowded campgrounds. Lower Eagle Creek, with its sacred beauty, left Geronimo
pleading with military authorities to allow his return and live out his remaining days in this area, off the new reservation. Rich in history
of both past inhabitants as well as today’s working ranches and mining activities, Eagle Creek Valley is famous for its beauty.

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“El Capitan” Rock Formation  and many historical ruins can be seen during an adventure of Lower Eagle Creek Valley. The Old Schoolhouse Ruins are easily accessed just off the well-maintained gravel road traveling toward the pump station facilities. Certainly exploration of this area doesn’t stop here. Continuing on this main road will lead you to an overlook located just past the schoolhouse. Gaze up the cliff sides to see bighorn sheep climbing sheer cliffs and the
miraculous views of many bald eagles soaring above. Enjoy waking to this view after camping or RVing in the nearby primitive campground found off a side road heading north before reaching the creek.