With Stream Crossings And A Waterfall, The Little-Known Cibecue Creek Trail In Arizona Is Unexpectedly Magical

Arizona’s reputation for unexpected and magical sights is well earned. The variety of ecosystems and climates boggles a traveler’s mind. One moment you are in a sweltering desert cityscape, and an hour or so later you are walking through a cool pine forest. As a result, we are a state filled with explorers and adventurers. 

Still, some of the most incredible hikes in the state are relatively unknown. One such trek is the enchanted Cibecue Creek Trail, which leads to the Cibecue Falls.


  • A vehicle with higher clearance will make your drive to the trail smoother.
  • Call ahead and get the latest information about passes and weather.
  • Cibecue Falls is generally open May through September, but it must close if there is a danger of flooding.


Only In Your State has another article called “You’ll Want To Spend All Day At This Waterfall-Fed Pool In Arizona” which discusses hiking here at night! Check it out.

Be sure to call the White Mountain Apache Tribe in advance for access information at (928) 338-4385. Their website is a good place to seek out information as well.

We can’t wait to hear all about your trip. Be sure to share this with friends and family you think might be interested.

Address: Cibecue Falls, Whiteriver, AZ 85941, USA