Water Canyon Road

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Water Canyon Road begins in the outskirts of Eager and runs nearly 20 miles to end on FR 249 near Big Lake. Just outside Eager, the trail passes the Water Canyon hiking trailhead, which boasts a vault toilet and a day-use picnic area. The road switchbacks steeply up into the White Mountains, offering great views back towards town. The road passes Little George Reservoir before breaking into a massive alpine meadow. At Crosby Crossing, a small bridge spans the winding East Fork of the Black River as the trail climbs into a forest of pines, spruce, fir, and aspen. There are numerous dispersed campsites along the road and the edges of the alpine meadows. Big Lake has limited services and several USFS campgrounds.