Mule Creek Canyon
ACA Canyon Rating – 2C III
NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST…!!!
name- Mule Creek Canyon
length of slot canyon- 1.7 miles
elevation- 4730’at the top down to 4444’at the bottom
GPS coordinates- ±33°11.574’N 108°57.913’W at the top and ±33°11.762’N 108°58.063’W at the lower end
season to visit- October thru April… NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST…!!!
ownership- Gila National Forest
access- is from above on Harden Cieniga Road… see the map below
nearest town- Mule Creek is a few miles southeast of here
fun fact- this is a beautiful place, with extreme flash-flood danger…!!!
Go east of Mule Creek, New Mexico on State Hwy for 3 miles. Turn north on Harden Cieniga Road for 6 miles to Harden Cieniga. Work your way east on a 4WD road for 3 miles to near Jeep Tank up Antelope Creek. Take a jeep road another 1/3 mile up to an open pass to the northeast. Park at that pass. It is marked with * on the map below. Travel the 1.7 mile long Mule Creek Slot Canyon going upstream or downstream. It is pass-able both directions. The yellow lines on the map below show access routes.
Altho you may wish to continue on downstream another mile and a quarter to the San Francisco River... before returning to your wheels.
Enhanced USGS topo map
The Red Lines depict sections of “slot canyons”
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