The geological formations at Fish Creek are stunning. Here light-colored bands of lava flows have formed huge cliffs and the road drops 800 feet to the bottom of the creek bed. Supposedly, Apache combatants hiding in a nearby cavern called Hip Pocket in the late 1880s were destroyed when U.S. troops under General Crook rolled stones on them from the cliffs above.
At Miami you reach highway 60 and by turning west you’ll be back at the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn in around an hour.
Story and photos by Bret Wirta