Fossil Springs & Creek
Mogollon Rim Day Hiking
Fossil Creek:  The Ancestral Mogollon Rim
Hidden in the heart of the Verde Valley is a lush, emerald pool with a thundering waterfall; a true oasis in the desert.  The Fossil Springs day hiking tour leads up and over a beautiful ridge to this fantastic spring that thunders forth, creating a river and tremendous waterfall in the process.  Here we find a serene, peaceful, and unique hiking experience in our wonderful and diverse Arizona!

**Note:  This hike does NOT follow the Waterfall Trail.  Our hike approaches from the east.  Please contact us for information regarding The Waterfall Trail

Check out our other Mogollon Rim Hiking tours , our adventurous Hiking and BackPacking tours , and our comfortable   Hiking and BaseCamping tours !
fossil springs hiking fossil creek
fossil springs hiking fossil creek
fossil springs hiking fossil creek
fossil springs hiking fossil creek
Distance: 8 miles

Elevation Change: 700 foot ascent

Fitness: 2
Comfort: 1
Solitude: Hike=4, Springs=1

1 person: $390
2 people: $190 per person
3 people: $160 per person
4-5 people: $130 per person
6 people: $110 per person
​Age 10 and under:  $100

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Flagstaff, Sedona, or Camp Verde hotel, excellent picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, licensed geologist/guides

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our  Reservation Request  page. Or call our office at 1-602-904-2536, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
Blue Marble can grab you from your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona, or you may choose to meet at the designated meeting place, which will be included in your pre-trip information packet. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

To guarantee your reservation we require a 50% deposit. We collect the remaining balance 30 days prior to the hike departing. Any cancellation made more than 15 days prior to departure will receive a full refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made within 15 days will receive a 50% refund and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the trip. There are no refunds for late arrivals.

​**This hike is extemely popular on summer weekends (May-Sep).  Several weeks advance notice for permitting may be required