With a name like Horsethief Canyon, who could resist this walk? I sure couldn’t, especially went I started reading about this area.
This is actually part of a trail I have already walked. Just about 24 miles upstream. Now for the bottom part of this river canyon. The river that runs below is named Pine Valley River and continues into Mexico from here.
It was named Horsethief canyon because wrestlers used to steal horses and drive them into Mexico along this creek that runs wet all year long even in the driest months.
The place I went to this day almost forms a perfect box canyon. It is a five mile hike out and back with an elevation gain of 1, 330 feet. The grade is nice and not as bad as it looks. The trail is also very well maintained which is always a plus. My son and my two dogs and my moms tiny dog went with us this day.
Anyway the cover shows the starting point of this trail, and we will be going down to the bottom of the canyon you see on the right hand side of the frame.
Relax, and just enjoy.. Thanks for reading!