Fossil Creek

Coconino National Forest - Red Rock Ranger District

Tonto National Forest - Payson Ranger District

A Permit System is now in place for FOSSIL CREEK. Read more below.

The clearest water of any swimming hole in Arizona. A mile hike to swimming hole perfection. Hint: You must have a permit to enjoy this swimming hole. Also, make sure your car can handle 1 hour of washboard roads. TAKE YOUR TRASH OUT WITH YOU.