Superstition Peak

Superstition Peak 5057′ Superstition Mountains Total Time: 5 hours Round Trip Mileage: 8.3 Elevation Gain: 3800′ Class III Trailhead: Carney Springs, no amenities The Superstition Mountains are the most rugged, if not the most famous, range of mountains in AZ. Forming a wall to the SE of Phoenix, the range is comprised of dramatic cliffs, […]

Kibbey Butte

Kibbey Butte 7801’ Grand Canyon National Park Total Time: 3:00 Round Trip Mileage:  2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1200’ Class III Trailhead and Amenities: Greenland Lake. No amenities. Companions: Holly I’ve learned in my short time in AZ that summits in the Grand Canyon do not come easily. With blocky sandstone cliffs and desert brush, there’s […]

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 […]

Escalante and Cardenas Buttes

Escalante Butte 6536′, Cardenas Butte 6281′ Grand Canyon National Park Total Time: 6 hours Round trip Mileage: 9.2 Total Elevation Gain: 3200′ Crux: Class III Trailhead and amenities: Tanner Trail at Lipon Point: Trash, no toilets or water. Continued… Escalante and Cardenas Butte are a pair of fairly prominent summits off the eastern South Rim […]