- 8 miles
- 6 - 7 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 7000 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 7000 feet to 9400 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 2400 feet
- Spring to Fall
The trail follows Deloche Canyon and then tops out on the ridge overlooking Whitewater Creek. The trail then descends down into creek. Ponderosa and Douglas Fir are abundant near the canyon bottom. Travel along Trail 207 for 1/2 mile and continue the 179 trial to Spider Saddle. Pockets of Aspen and dense mixed confier line the trail.
High elevation trail leading into Whitewater Creek
Rattlesnakes may occur in the area
Parking is limited at trailhead. Whitewater creek is perennial at this elevation. Water quality is not tested therefore it cannot be guaranteed to be drinkable. No Cell Phone coverage in this area.
The closest town is Glenwood (10 miles). Services available include lodging, gas, food, phone. Alma is 10 miles away with gas, diesel, phone.
Good camping sites at confluence of trail 179 and 207. The trail down to Whitewater Creek is on south-facing slope and can be very hot especially in the afternoon. Winn Canyon climbs abruptly with numerous switchbacks to Spider Saddle. There are good fishing opportunites for Rainbow Trout in this part of Whitewater Creek.
Map + Directions
Silver City to Glenwood via Highway 180. North out of Glenwood to Hwy 159 to town of Mogollon. Trailhead approx. 1.5 miles past townsite of Mogollon