Chitty Trail #37

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Although hard to access, this trail has some special attractions including a small waterfall and bright, fall colors from maples in the canyon.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: April through December
Information Center: Clifton Ranger District
(928) 687-8600
TTY: (928) 687-1807

General Information

General Notes:
  • This trail leads up hill from Salthouse Creek where it begins at about 6,000 feet.
  • The first part of the trail is a jeep road in Salthouse Creek. Carry plenty of water and treat any water you find before drinking.

Directions:

Access is only from other trails. The most direct route is to take the Highline Trail #47 west to the junction with Chitty, or take East Eagle Trail #33 west to the junction with Salt House Trail #18. Go north on #18 about one mile.


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Day Hiking

Although hard to access, this trail has some special attractions including a small waterfall and bright, Fall colors from maples in the canyon. Chitty Creek flows year-around and attracts birds and wildlife. The waterfall is just south of the west intersection with Highline Trail #47.

This trail is unusual in that it does not have a trailhead accessible from a road and it just ends in Chitty Canyon instead of at a road or another trail. The southern end starts with a junction with the Salt House Trail #18. Look for remains of Sawmill Cabin about 0.6 miles up the canyon.

The northern part ends in Chitty Creek Canyon about 2 miles north of Highline Trail #47. The trail ends at a large spring which is the main source of Chitty Creek. Since the trail ends in the canyon, most people take Highline Trail over to the McBride Mesa Trail #26 and go to the top by that route.

Trail Log:

  • 0.0 Junction with Salthouse Trail #18
  • 0.4 Abandoned corral
  • 0.6 Old cabin site. Jeep trail ends here
  • 1.7 Junction with Spur trail heading west to McBride Mesa Trail #26
  • 2.9 Chitty Falls. Above this falls a patient fisherman can usually catch a few rainbow trout.
  • 3.0 Junction with Highline Trail #47 heading west
  • 3.4 Junction with Highline Trail #47 heading east
  • 5.2 End of trail. Chitty Creek begins here as a large spring that bubbles ice water into the canyon.

USGS Maps: Hannagan 302SW

Elevation desc 6,000 feet to 7,600 feet
Best Season: April through December
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.2 miles

  Latitude : 
33.508

  Longitude : 
-109.401

  Elevation : 
6,000 feet - 7,600 feet

 



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