Christopher Creek is the ideal getaway for those of us who enjoy a true flyfishing outing once in a while. It's ideally located northeast of Payson, far away from civilization's hectic pace.
Perhaps the area's only drawback is its vulnerability to droughts, like the recent severe dry spell during which many streams-including Christopher Creek-have at times literally gone dry. Always call ahead to check conditions.
Fishable water runs from an elevation of more than 6,500 feet to below 5,200. The water is rugged in sections, but well worth the effort, Though you probably won't come away with the lunker of a lifetime, you will experience some of Arizona's truly pristine out-of-doors-all within a mile of one of the most traveled roads on the Mogollon Rim. -G.J. Sagi, from the travel handbook Fishing Arizona
Here is a printable document with general information on Christopher Creek. And Here is a Printable map from the Tonto National Forest.