Silver Peak

Silver Peak 8,008′ Arizona Alpine Total Time: 4:45 Roundtrip Mileage: 9.8 Elevation Gain: 3,250′ Crux: N/A Trailhead: Sky Islands Trail Continued… Silver Peak in the eastern Chiricahua Mountains is one of the most remote P2Ks in the state. In the very undeveloped no-man’s-land at the southern AZ/NM border, Silver Peak is hidden from sight by […]

Chiricahua Peak

Chiricahua Peak 9,760′ and 9 others Arizona Alpine Total Time: 14:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 30.2 Elevation Gain: 8,440′ Crux: Class 2 Trailhead: Rustler Park The Chiricahua Mountains are one of Southern Arizona’s sky islands, rising to nearly 10,000′ from the desert near the border with Mexico. Home to several summits with over 2,000′ of prominence, Chiricahua […]

Red Mountain

Red Mountain 7,968′ Arizona Alpine Total Time: 3 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400′ Trailhead: Red Mountain Trailhead, no services Companions: Holly, Brian Joseph Continued… Red Mountain in Northern Arizona is a bit of a geologic mystery. A part of the western San Francisco Volcanic Field, the 740,000 year old Red Mountain is […]

Spruce Mountain

Spruce Mountain 7,696′ Arizona Alpine Total Time: 4:00 Roundtrip Mileage: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,700′ Trailhead: Woods Creek Trail #307, pit toilets Companions: Brian Joseph, Holly Continued…. Spruce Mountain Lookout is one of four fire lookouts in the Bradshaw Mountains above Prescott. Built in 1936 by the CCC, it is still staffed during peak wildfire […]

Blue Peak

Blue Peak Lookout Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 1:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 650′ Class I Trailhead: Blue Peak Lookout Trail Continued… Greenlee County is a small sliver of land in far Eastern Arizona bordering New Mexico, and isĀ AZ’s second smallest county after Santa Cruz County in the south. The county is […]

Escudilla Mountain

Escudilla Mountain 10,877′ Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 2:40 Roundtrip Mileage: 6.6 Elevation Gain: 1600′ Class I Trailhead: Escudilla Mountain Trail   Continued… Escudilla Mountain sits in far eastern Arizona near the New Mexican border. At over 10,000′, it is the third highest major summit in the state behind the Humphreys Peak group […]

Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy 11,421′ Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 8:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 16.5 Elevation Gain: 5200′ Class I Trailhead: East Baldy Trail, no services Arizona is a state better known for its’ desert, not its’ alpine. Even though the beautifully varied state has deep canyons, sky island mountains and raw Sonoran desert, not much […]