Camping at Promontory Butte and Reynolds Creek

October 19, 2020  •  1 Comment

In August 2020, my Brother and I planned a camping trip up to Promontory Butte near the highest elevation along the Mogollon Rim just north of Christopher Creek Arizona.

There's a bit of a cool backstory here.  Earlier in the week, I was on the phone with my Brother and at the computer at the same time.  We were planning on where to go when we thought about Promontory Butte.  We wanted to find out if we could build a fire and also if the area was open to camping.  So I hopped on the web and used Bing to search for "Promontory Butte".  the first page that came up in the search results was the Forest Service page, exactly what we were looking for!  However, what was so cool was the result that Bing's image search showed on the very next entry...  it was my own photo from this webpage!!  Try it...  Bing search results

Two nights and three days of camping and pretty much isolated.  I think we saw two other cars the whole time we were up there, and this was at peak camping season in Arizona.

Here are a few pictures...

Sunset at Promontory ButteSunset at Promontory Butte
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But wait, there's more!  In October, we made last minute plans to head up to Reynolds Creek near Young, AZ.  We had gone earlier in the year and had a blast, so decided to check it out again in the fall.  It ended up being a short trip (just one night), but jammed packed full of fun.  We hiked up the Reynold Creek trail for a short distance, went on a 4x4 run up some pretty gnarly and narrow trails, found a spring, and also found a very isolated vista point.  We also took a drive up to Aztec Peak, which is the highest mountain top in the area at 7,694 feet for some outstanding 360 degree views of the Salt River Canyon, the Rim, and Devil's Chasm.  We even found a few pieces of Indian pottery!

The weather was perfect... highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s.  Fall color too!

Here are a few pics of that outstanding adventure.

Fall color along Reynolds CreekFall color along Reynolds Creek Fall color along Reynolds CreekFall color along Reynolds Creek Random Vista Point in the Sierra AnchasRandom Vista Point in the Sierra Anchas
The mountains are calling...  Answer and enjoy!

 


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