Originally Posted by Hi_Fi_Guy
...never ventured off into the surrounding terrain though, looks like a lot of fun.
It's kind of a sticky scenario- Phelps Dodge owns much of the land around lower Eagle Creek. You can ride to within sight of the creek (bladed road) but you are stopped short by big NO TRESPASSING signs. Fortunately, we were permitted to be there.
Upper Eagle Creek is a different story. East side is FS land, but not as technical as lower EC. Many roads go to the creek but you have Reservation Lands on the West bank, so it's sticky there as well.