Colcord Ridge

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Colcord Ridge is a scenic and easy road running down the face of the Mogollon Rim. The trail boasts three free campgrounds and a fish hatchery along Canyon Creek.

Colcord Ridge Campground is near the western end of the road. It has vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and informational signage. The individual campsites are RV-sized.

Airplane Flat Campground is west of the spring-fed, gurgling Canyon Creek. The large campground is shaded by Ponderosa pines and equipped with vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills.  

Just east of Canyon Creek’s one-lane bridge, the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery is sporadically open to visitors. The road narrows past the hatchery. Upper Canyon Creek Campground is just short of the gated end of the road, with amenities similar to Airplane Flat Campground. The campground is mostly frequented by anglers.  

The road has a few ruts and potholes. There is room to turn around at the gated end just past Upper Canyon Creek Campground. There is very limited dispersed camping along the trail. The campgrounds do not see heavy use, so they make the best option for camping along the trail.