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Horton Creek - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

East Fork Horton Creek, Arizona, Payson, AZ 85541, USA

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About Horton Creek

Horton Creek is located in the Mogollon Rim area of the state of Arizona. The closest town Payson is 20 miles away. The facilities are maintained by Tonto National Forest division of the USDA Forest Service. It is one of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time.

Attractions Near Horton Creek

Christopher Creek
Christopher Creek3.37km from Horton Creek

Christopher Creek is a census-designated place in northern Gila County in the U.S. state of Arizona. Situated at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the community lies at an elevation of 5,961 feet, and is located approximately 23.5 miles northeast of Payson, just off SR 260. The population as of the 2010 U.S. Census was 156.

Paleo Site Monument
Paleo Site Monument7.87km from Horton Creek

The 533-acre national monument was established by President Theodore Roosevelt through executive proclamation on November 16, 1907.[3] It is located in the extreme southern portion of Catron County. Visitors can access the monument by traveling northbound from Silver City, New Mexico, 45 milesThe monument consists of 553 acres and contains the remains of a Mimbres Culture community in various locations, two of which are most prominent.

Mogollon Rim
Mogollon Rim8.92km from Horton Creek

The Rim is an escarpment defining the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Its central and most spectacular portions are characterized by high cliffs of limestone and sandstone, namely the Kaibab Limestone and Coconino Sandstone cliffs. Mogollon Rim provides breathtaking views overlooking an expansive forest of pine trees.

Two Sixty Trailhead
Two Sixty Trailhead11.08km from Horton Creek

Two Sixty Trailhead is in Arizona and has an elevation of 2,033 metres. Two Sixty Trailhead is situated south of Woods Canyon Lake Recreation Area, and south of Aspen Recreation Area.

Hellsgate Wilderness
Hellsgate Wilderness17.12km from Horton Creek

This Wilderness was established in 1984, and contains approximately 37,440 rough acres with a major canyon and perennial stream extending its entire length. Deep pools of water may be separated by impassable falls. The Hellgsate Wilderness contains many trails for hiking as well as camping spots. However, usage of this area is light as trailheads are difficult to reach without 4-wheel-drive capability, and most trails are rated as challenging.

Shoofly Indian Ruins
Shoofly Indian Ruins23.45km from Horton Creek

The Shoofly Indian Ruins were believed to have been occupied between A.D. 1000-1250. At an elevation of 5,240 feet, Shoofly Village once had a total of 79 structures of which the rock outlines, once the base of the walls, are still visible.At the center of this site is where a larger structure once existed, believed to have been a building with 26 rooms averaging 37.4 square meters each. In clusters around the core area were 39 smaller structures and 14 more were scattered about the general area

Where is Horton Creek

Discover More Attractions in Gila County, Where Horton Creek Is Located

Gila County
Gila County
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Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.