|Deer Creek Canyon (L) nearing Springs Area|
|Narrow Ridge above Deer Creek Canyon|
|The Parking Valet Burro|
Ralyn, Rita and I arrived at the Fleabane Road Trailhead on Lee Canyon Road just below the 6000' elevation mark on a cool day looking for burros. This is a hike that Rita and I explored a year and a half ago when we were learning about the burro trails in the area. We had mapped out a short loop of 4.5 miles and were pleased with the fact that we saw several burros on our hike. On this hike, however, we added a couple of variations that included the Deer Creek Canyon springs, the Catch Pen and a narrow ridge above the lower part of the canyon for a 7.5 mile loop. We expected burros but we did not expect so many plus a few more very pleasant surprises. If you plan to do a hike in this area, please come prepared with research. There are many burro trails.
Stats: 7.5 miles; 1200' gain; 5 hours
|Long-nose Leopard Lizard|
|Crossing a Trail Junction on Return|
|Lee Canyon Wash - Fleabane Road Trailhead in Distance|