Mineral Creek Falls


10 feet high Mineral Creek Falls dwindles to a small spring-fed flow during dry years.          photo by: John Scott


beta facts:

name- Mineral Creek Falls

height- 10 feet high with two tiers

elevation- 6800’

GPS coordinates- 3321.580’N 10745.150’W

flow- perennial

season- spring, summer and fall

accommodations- none

ownership- Gila National Forest

access- 4-mile hike from forest road #226

nearest town- Chloride is 5 air miles SW of here

fun fact- I think John has been the only person to visit this waterfall within the last 30 years.



essay bro:


About 11 miles east of Chloride on forest road #226 is the trailhead for the Mineral Creek Trail.  You will know you are there when you drive up a long steep hill and have a beautiful view of Lookout Mountain straight ahead of you.  There has been a lot of mining activity in this area, and it likely will kind of show.  Thanx John for hiking in here... I hope to some day...


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