Stage 16 : Fish Creek -Comb Wash
Possible water source
The walking continues to be pleasant, although the drainage is soon choked with large quantities of tamarisk. It is highly advisable to follow the established trail through the brush in this area for several miles, since bushwhacking a new route through here would be a tough proposition. If you find yourself off-trail, it would be best to backtrack to the main trail, if possible. Look out for several ancient ruins in this area.
When we finally emerge from the brush, the enormous sandstone expanse of Comb Ridge is in our sights, and we quickly arrive at the Fish Creek trailhead on Comb Wash (S16P05).
Comb Ridge will dominate our views for the next hour, as we follow the good dirt road south along Comb Wash. Look out for some petroglyph panels on large isolated rocks near the road. Despite the presence of magnificent Comb Ridge alongside us, the long walk along the rock-hard dirt road is a bit of a chore.
S15P15 N37° 25.797' W109° 44.982' Owl Creek Fish Creek junction
S16P05 N37° 23.114' W109° 39.414' Fish Creek trailhead
Fish Creek stream
Comb Wash stream
Comb Wash Road (HC may be required if stream is flowing)
Ruins and pictographs