Explore a scenic and incredibly varied landscape near Winthrop where you are almost certainly guaranteed to see some of the region’s abundant wildlife.
Follow a mountain bike trail that winds through a canyon and a lesser-known rim trail. This is a great destination for a day and you can hike as far as you like. Experience the widely varying scenery of the valley floor and the upper rim. The rim trail has spectacular views and can be combined with the canyon trail to form a nine mile loop.
Hikers who visit the canyon will be treated to gorgeous views from rock lookouts and, if you go at the right time, lots of wildflowers like lupine and balsamroot, a couple of startlingly green oases, and an enchanting forest at the bottom of the canyon. You will also have a good chance of spotting plentiful wildlife including golden eagle, Western tanager, and coyote, among others. Rattlesnakes do also live in the area, so be mindful of where you tread and keep any canine companions on a leash.
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