"Coming down" Scottsdale Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Scottsdale Things to Do: 4 reviews and 18 photos

  The river
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  • The river - Scottsdale
      The river
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  • Creek at the turn - Scottsdale
      Creek at the turn
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  • Cuckoo Falls - Scottsdale
      Cuckoo Falls
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  • Ferns surround the stream - Scottsdale
      Ferns surround the stream
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  • Stream beside the carpark - Scottsdale
      Stream beside the carpark
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I couldn?t get over how someone had even found the place, let alone carved a route to this remote location. Just as the falls could be seen flashing behind the trees across the gorge I got lost, more sidetracked really. Apparently I dipped below the main trail and spend a horrible few minutes scrambling up and down the slippery slope before I found it again.
It had been a nervous few moments but within a few minutes I was at the elusive Cuckoo Falls, and splendid they were, but I wondered just how many other cascades the trail had bypassed.
I?d made it through the impressive fern forest in just on 1 hours and returned in just under an hour with the sky finally dropping its precipitation in a misty display. I was glad to see the highway again but the wind buffeted the motorhome and the rain increased though I still stopped at Little Plains lookout as an eerie sunset flickered on the horizon.

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  • Written Nov 17, 2011
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