I found out on my first excursion into Black Canyon that even in August with the creek ebbing, A wonderful day can be spent here. The water has sculpted the granite into nice rounded pools. We spent the day exploring the creek, swimming and sunbathing. We seen a lot of fish in the main pool, caught a water snake and seen a giant grasshopper as well as the usual birds, lizards and squirrels scurrying about. This was truly a great day in the mountains. I plan to hike here again very soon.