Mount Wrightson

Mount Wrightson 9453′ Arizona Alpine Total Time: 5:30 Roundtrip Mileage: 12.1 miles Elevation Gain: 4575′ Class I Trailhead: Madera Canyon: Old Baldy Trail; pit toilets, trash, fee required Mount Wrightson is the largest mountain visible from Tucson, rising to over 9400’ from the desert floor. It had been on my to do list for some […]

Humphreys Peak via Dutchman Glade/ West Ridge

Humphreys Peak 12633′ via Dutchman Glade/ West Ridge Arizona Alpine Flagstaff Area Total Time: 8:30 Round trip mileage: ~9 miles Elevation Gain: 3400′ Companions: Sean McAdams Trailhead: Agassiz Lodge, full amenities When it comes to alpine climbing in Arizona, Humphreys Peak is unmatched. As the highest mountain in the state, it dominates the landscape, towering […]

Mazatzal Peak

Mazatzal Peak 7903′ Tonto National Forest Arizona Alpine Total Time: 10 hours Round Trip Mileage: 13.2 Elevation Gain: 4300′ Class II Trailhead and Amenities: Barnhardt Trailhead, no facilities Companions: Garrett, Kristin and Dexter from Bendhiker.com The Mazatzal Mountains form a spine of 7,000′ peaks to the east of Phoenix, running roughly 100 miles from Theodore […]

Elden Mountain

Elden Mountain 9299’ Arizona Alpine Flagstaff Total Time: 3:30 Round Trip Mileage:  5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2500’ Class I Trailhead and Amenities: Elden trailhead off Highway 89A. No amenities. Companions: Holly In Northern Arizona around Flagstaff sits the San Francisco Volcanic field, covering 1800 sq miles of the Southern Colorado Plateau with over 600 distinct […]

Miller Peak

Miller Peak 9,466’ Arizona Alpine Huachuca Mountains Total Time: 7 hours Round Trip Mileage: 12.2 Total Elevation Gain: 4050’ Class I Trailhead and amenities: Miller Canyon- trash, no water or toilets. For a relatively obscure peak, Miller Peak has a lot going for it. It is the highest peak in the Huachuca Mountains, one of […]