|Fish hatchery complex|
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Trek a White Mountain trout stream
Silver Creek originates from an underground spring and cuts a meandering course through bucolic White Mountain juniper grasslands. The creek is managed by Arizona Game & Fish and is part of an 840-acre wildlife/fish hatchery area that’s open to the public for hunting, fishing and bird watching. Although not usually billed as a hiking destination, creek side fisherman’s trails serve the needs of trekkers in search of great photo opps and wildlife encounters. Both banks of the short waterway are hike-able. Although the west side is less overgrown, the east side—where slender footpaths are obscured by lush grasses----- offers solitude and a plethora of wet meadow wildflowers.
LENGTH: 2.5 miles one-way
From Show Low, travel 5 miles east on US60 to Bourdon Ranch Road near milepost 347. Turn left (north), go 5 miles to Hatchery Road, turn right and drive 0.3 mile on the good gravel road to the parking area at the hatchery complex.
FACILITIES: restrooms, picnic table, no fees. Fishing license is required for anglers.
HOURS: Open dawn to dusk daily. Closed
INFO: Arizona Game & Fish, 928-537-7513