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Siphon Draw to Peak 5024

Lost Dutchman State Park The Quick Stats Distance: 6.2 miles out & back Elevation change: 1,325 ft Type: Maintained trail up until Siphon Draw and then it becomes an unmarked scramble to the top Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: yes Dogs allowed: yes, but we wouldn’t recommend to hike with dogsContinue reading “Siphon Draw to Peak 5024”

Quartz Trail

McDowell Sonoron Preserve The Quick Stats Distance: 7 miles out & back Elevation change: 1,163 ft Type: Maintained trail Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: yes Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, moderate size with overflow parking Hiker’s ledger: no Getting here There are multiple trailheads that with trails that can leadContinue reading “Quartz Trail”

Black Top Mesa

Superstition Wilderness The Quick Stats Distance: 11.7. miles out & back Elevation change: 1,981 ft Type: Maintained trail Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, moderate size with overflow parking Hiker’s ledger: yes Getting here There are technically many ways to get to Black Top Mesa.Continue reading “Black Top Mesa”

Quartz Peak Trail

Sierra Estrella Wilderness, Bureau of Land Management The Quick Stats Distance: 6 miles out & back Elevation change: 2,526 ft Type: Maintained switchbacks for most of the trail with some scrambling and route finding towards the peak Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, small Hiker’sContinue reading “Quartz Peak Trail”

Governors Peak

Hells Canyon Wilderness January 1, 2021 Location: About 1 hour and 20 minutes from Phoenix. North of Lake Pleasant Distance: We logged 6.25 miles out and back Parking: There isn’t a parking lot (read on for more details) Pets: Yes, but we wouldn’t recommend if you are hiking to the summit Fee: No Restrooms: NoContinue reading “Governors Peak”

Bryce Canyon National Park

See Bryce Canyon in One Day Hike the Figure 8 Combination Loop September 5th, 2020 Distance: 6.4 miles out & back Dog Friendly: The park itself is, but not on the trails. Fee: $35 vehicle fee Restrooms at trailhead: Yes & at the bottom of Peek-A-boo Loop. We drove to Bryce Canyon National Park LaborContinue reading “Bryce Canyon National Park”

Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail

Picacho Peak State Park August 9th, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but must be leashed. They can only go up to the saddle of Hunter Trail. I wouldn’t recommend bringing dogs. Fee: $7 vehicle fee Restrooms at trailhead: Not at Hunter Trailhead but there is restrooms by the entrance of the state park. Video: click here THEContinue reading “Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail”

Hike to Angels Landing

Scout Lookout on the West Rim Trail May 23, 2020 Length: 4.4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: Zion National Park Entrance Fee $35 per vehicle (good for 7 days) Restrooms at trailhead: Yes THE HIKE: This hike starts at The Grotto. To get to Scout Lookout you start atContinue reading “Hike to Angels Landing”

Three Sister’s Summit

May 2, 2020 Length: 6.9 miles to 8 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 2,502 ft Dog Friendly: I would not recommend bringing dogs Fee: Technically yes Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: You start this hike from the same trailhead as Wave Cave, so the directions are the same. From the valley you needContinue reading “Three Sister’s Summit”

Tom’s Thumb

October 5th, 2019 Length: 4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,236 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes HOW TO GET THERE: *It is open from sunrise to sunset. There is an access gate that opens and closes based on the changing day length throughout the year* Tom’s Thumb is located in NorthContinue reading “Tom’s Thumb”