To get to the trailhead: from the Phoenix area, take HWY-87 Northeast through Payson, Pine, and Strawberry towards Winslow, AZ. After passing the intersection with Lake Mary Road (FH3), drive an additional 13.9 miles, turning right onto signed Enchanted Lane road (about a half mile past mile marker 304). This road transitions from pavement to well graded dirt. After 0.2 miles, turn right onto signed Green Ridge Drive. Drive 0.5 miles and turn left on Douglas Fir way. This road bends left and after 0.2 miles you'll see the sign on the right for FR137 - Primitive road. Park here... this road is not passable for cars, although ATVs can make it.
Hike and swim in Mack's crossing on the Mogollon rim, Arizona.
Since Arizona swimming holes are a great escape from the summer heat, hikes that lead to them tend to be in high demand. Surprisingly, the Mack’s crossing trail has stayed relatively crowd free even though the hike is an easy one. From the parking area, simply walk down the primitive road towards the bottom of East Clear creek. Since East clear creek is a pretty large drainage for the Mogollon rim, this canyon has water year round. The road continues to deteriorate as it descends, but as a result becomes a better hiking trail. At the bottom is a large pool in a very scenic canyon. By heading up or down stream you can easily find your own private swimming hole.