2012 AH Classic Wall CalendarShop the AH Store >>

Our 2014 calendars are now available!

Classic Wall Calendar

CL14 $10.99

Our classic 13-month spiral-bound calendar features 30 full-color photographs and a handy map of Arizona on the back.

Order Now >>
Purchase Camping GuideShop the AH Store >>

Featured Book

Arizona Highways
Camping Guide

AGCS3 $22.95

Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.

Order Now >>
2011 AH Wildlife CalendarSee Selection of Images >>

Featured Prints

Poster Prints
Special Edition Prints

Many of the extraordinary images found in our award-winning magazine, scenic coffee-table books and exquisite calendars can be purchased as fine posters and prints.

Order Now >>
Shop the AH Store >>

Featured Gift Item

Centennial Issue Reprint

SPCENN2 $4.99

If you missed our February 100-page Centennial Issue on newsstands earlier this year, here's your second chance to get a copy of this special collector's edition of Arizona Highways magazine..

Order Now >>

BULLETLodging Archive
  • print page
  • Tell a Friend
  • Post to Facebook
  • YouTube
  • past to del.icio.us
Featured Lodging LocationChristopher Creek Lodge is located at 1355 E. Christopher Creek Loop, near Payson. For more information, call 928-478-4300 or visit www.christophercreeklodge.com.

© Mark Duran

Click image to view larger in separate window.
Christopher Creek Lodge

By Kelly Vaughn Kramer

CHRISTOPHER CREEK Christopher Creek, which winds beneath the Mogollon Rim, is one of the state's most popular destinations for lazy afternoons spent at water's edge. So it's no surprise that its namesake lodge has enjoyed a lengthy tenure as one of the oldest continuously operated businesses under the Rim. Built in 1950, the first lodge cabin originally served as the Christopher Creek Store and Bar, and it didn't entertain its first overnight guest until 1953. Since then, the property has grown to include eight cabins, nine tandem trail bunks and six motel units. That original cabin, now "the Founder's Cabin," features two bedrooms and a kitchen. Although the lodge's accommodations are numerous, the scenery is the real draw at Christopher Creek. Located at an elevation just shy of 6,000 feet, the property features wild grapevine, spruce, oaks, walnuts and maples. And, of course, there's the water, which is regularly stocked with rainbow trout.

>> Visit Lodging Guide
>> Back to Lodging Archive


DiningWhether you find yourself famished in Flagstaff or starved in Sonoita, there are many great spots to find a bite in Arizona... [more]

Weekend GetawaysCheck out Weekend Getaways around the state... [more]

 

Events CalendarEscape, experience and explore Arizona, one event at a time... [more]

External LinksFor more information about great places to visit in Arizona, view our list of links to external resources, from Native American arts to parks and national forests... [more]

site map  |  terms of use  |  privacy policy  |  corporate sales  |  about us  |  contact us

Arizona Highways Television AZ Dept. of Transportation AZ Dept. of Public Safety Arizona Highways Photo Workshops

© Copyright 2014 Arizona Department of Transportation, State of Arizona. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The images on this Web site are copyrighted, digitally watermarked and registered with the Digimarc tracking system. All rights reserved. Copying and downloading images from this site are strictly prohibited.