Beginning Elevation: 6,000 Feet (1870.3 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,000 Feet (311.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,000 Feet (2182.0 Meters)
Length: 5.2 Miles (8.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 37
USGS Map: Hannagan 302 SW
Although hard to access, this trail has some special attractions including a small waterfall and bright, Fall colors from maples in the canyon. Chitty Creek flows year-around and attracts birds and wildlife. The waterfall is just south of the west intersection with Highline Trail #47.
This trail is unusual in that it does not have a trailhead accessible from a road and it just ends in Chitty Canyon instead of at a road or another trail. The southern end starts with a junction with the Salt House Trail # 18. Look for remains of Sawmill Cabin about 0.6 miles up the canyon.
The northern part ends in Chitty Creek Canyon about two miles north of Highline Trail #47. The trail ends at a large spring which is the main source of Chitty Creek. Since the trail ends in the canyon, most people take Highline Trail over to the McBride Mesa Trail #26 and go to the top by that route.
From Highline Trail, Access is from other trails. The most direct route is to take the Highline Trail #47 west to the junction with Chitty, or take East Eagle Trail #33 west to the junction with Salt House Trail #18. Go north on #18 about one mile.
Normally Open: April - December
Clifton Ranger District, HC 1, Box 733, Duncan, AZ 85594. Phone: 520-687-1301