CANYON CREEK IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA
Canyon Creek located in the Mogollon Rim area is one of the best Arizona trout streams. The upper portion of the Canyon Creek lies in the Tonto National Forest but most of the fifty mile stream flows through the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation.
Canyon Creek is popular among anglers fishing for rainbow trout. The Arizona Game and Fish Department Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery is nearby. The hatchery is open to the public and offers a self-guided tour of the facility. Wildlife includes: Abert squirrel, black bear, mountain lion, elk, turkey, and deer.
Canyon Creek is definitely off the beaten path, but it is worth the trip to tour the hatchery and wet a line in some great trout waters. If you go, take a light pack with a litterbag and help keep this extraordinary trout fishery a better place than when you got there.