Things to do

Christopher Creek offers a year-round oasis to those seeking to escape the pressures of daily life and reconnect with nature all while experiencing the best Arizona has to offer.

This hidden gem of the Tonto National Forest provides an endless source of recreational activities for those who love the outdoors and wish to take in the crisp fresh air. During the months of May through October the temperatures in Christopher Creek range from 70-90° making it the ideal weather to enjoy the outdoors while horseback riding, hiking one of the many nearby trails, or enjoying an afternoon picnic.


The Ponderosa pine forests and pristine mountain lakes of the surrounding area provide breathtaking views making it an excellent backdrop for photography and the diverse ecosystem provides the opportunity to view a range of wildlife including elk, deer, javelina, coyote, bear, and more. The nearby area also attracts a surprising number of bird species making it a favorite bird-watching destination and the flowing waters of the rainbow trout stocked Christopher Creek serves as a haven for those seeking to fish, kayak, or experience tranquility while listening to the gentle babbling of the cool water.


During the winter months, Christopher Creek transforms from a lush green paradise into a magical winter wonderland. As the pine-forested mountains are blanketed with snow, an array of winter activities become available including sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and more.

No matter the season, Christopher Creek is a prime vacation destination for those who wish to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of nature. Experience for yourself all that Christopher Creek has to offer. Click here for booking information.


Area Statistics

2,873,200 Acres of Tonto
Forest
197,300 Meals Served
at Creekside
1,214 Mogollon Monster
Sightings
176,000 Creekside Cabin
Guests