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Stan Bindell/NHOBrandon Johnson enjoys the cool cascade of a small waterfall while sitting near wildflowers.

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Fossil Creek: A haven for hikers and swimmers alike

FOSSIL CREEK, STRAWBERRY, Ariz. - Those who love swimming will love the Fossil Creek hike. But those who love birds, flowers, butterflies and waterfalls will also be smitten.Hiking books describe this hike as anywhere from a five mile to 7.5 mile hike, but those who want to explore further downstream can go many more miles.