Mount Peeley

Mount Peeley 7030′ Tonto National Forest Total Time: 2.5 hours Round Trip Mileage: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1600′ Class I with cross country Trailhead: Mount Peeley/ Cornucopia, no amenities Companions: Holly I wanted to give Holly a taste of Tonto National Forest before snow covered the high country, so we set out to climb Mount […]

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 […]

Doe Mountain

Doe Mountain 5067’ Sedona Total Time: 1 hour Round Trip Mileage: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 575′ Class I Trailhead and Amenities: Bear/ Doe Mountain trailhead near Boynton Pass. Trash, Pit toilets, no water. Red Rocks Pass required. Companions: Holly For our first trip into Sedona together with some persistent intense heat and thunderstorms by noon, […]

Picacho Peak

Picacho Peak 3370’ Southern Arizona Total Time: 3.5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 3.8 Total Elevation Gain: 1350’ Class III Trailhead and Amenities: Hunter Trail in Picacho State Park. Park and campgrounds near Trailhead Companions: Holly, Cara and Steve Whittingham After Camelback and Mount Humphreys, Picacho Peak is probably the next most famous summit in Arizona. It […]

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 […]