The trail winds through Sonoran Desert. Saguaro, ocotillo, palo verde, jojoba, creosote bush, teddybear cholla, and staghorn cholla hug the trail. Take your time, enjoy the views, and before long you will reach Vulture Saddle. There are grand vistas from here, but if you have a little more energy, it's only another 240-vertical-foot hand-over-hand portion of the climb to the summit of Vulture Peak. Vulture Peak actually sits on a long ridge which is the remains of a volcano, challenging but definitely worth it. The base of Vulture Peak (2,480 feet) to a saddle (3,420 feet) where you're rewarded with 360-degree views and a feeling that you're on top of the world. The top of Vulture Peak, a long ridge running more or less north and south, contains lots of rocky nooks and crannies to explore. Vulture Peak is the tallest mountain in Wickenburg and, indeed, the tallest peak in the immediate vicinity.