Located in northern Arizona, the remote West Clear Creek Wilderness contains over 13,000 acres stretching from the junction of Willow Creek and Clover Creek on the Mogollon Rim at 6800ft westward to the Bull Pen area nearly 20 miles away at 3700ft. West Clear Creek flows down a deep and narrow canyon cut into the Colorado Plateau forming pools that stretch wall to wall in places.
The West Clear Creek has been described as one of the most remote and beautiful streams in the American Southwest. The stream flows all year long providing a canyon oasis for plants and animals alike; from towering cottonwoods to stately ponderosa pines, from curious mule deer to reclusive mountain lions.
Our service project with the Forest Service's will begin with a 5.5-mile backpack to our basecamp. Our project focus will include a variety of trail work, including tread work, water bar construction, brushing, trail delineation. We will also remove illegal campsites and fire rings, naturalizing the area back to a pristine condition. On our day off we can hike further up West Clear Creek, explore other nearby trails, look for secluded swimming holes or just relax and enjoy this remote and beautiful northern Arizona wilderness. Water shoes for water crossings are necessary for this project.
Grab your hiking boots, meet new people, and have a fall adventure with Wilderness Volunteers!
This project is rated as a strenuous project.
Check out photos of last year's trip and come join us on our return adventure in the Cononino National Forest!
Oct 27th - Nov 2nd 2019
Trail work, water bar construction, brushing, trail delineation, campsite rehabilitation and natural
Hiking, photography, sunning, relaxing
Backpacking to basecamp.
Strenuous : 5.5-mile hike to base camp. Bending, digging, lifting, raking, hiking