register help

Two Bar Mountain, AZ

no permit
105 5 0
Guide 5 Triplogs  0 Topics
Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Roosevelt Salt
4 of 5 by 3
clicktap icons for details
Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,719 feet
Elevation Gain 2,680 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,150 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 13.8
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
feature photo
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Inaugural Calculation on Button Tap!
14  2018-04-08
Two Bar Ridge Trail #119
10  2018-01-13 wallyfrack
19  2016-11-19
Reavis Gap, Fireline & Campaign Creek Loop
17  2016-05-07
Two Bar Mountain Loop
32  2014-01-12
Reavis Gap Trail #117
27  2012-02-18 ssk44
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
Expand Map
Preferred   Mar, Apr, Nov, Oct
Sun  6:09am - 6:28pm
Official Route
2 Alternative
Named place Nearby
Culture Nearby

Author Full Detail Guide
Overview: Rugged off-trail summit hike located within the far northeast Superstition Wilderness. Two Bar Mountain is a wild and untamed destination with numerous jaw dropping cliff overlooks and grand views. Count on having it all to yourself if you go. Solitude is guaranteed.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your hike to support this local community.

  • guide related image guide related image
    guide related

One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Most recent Triplog Reviews
Two Bar Mountain
rating optionrating optionrated 3rated 3rated 3
I got back to my roots a little in the eastern Supes today. Some recent triplogs in the eastern Supes that piqued my interest recently and then while snooping around I spotted what looked like a pretty nice set of ruins on satellite view. So with that to check out and something else of interest in the area, I decided to head out there Sunday.

The drive in was nice and nostalgic for me and the road seemed to be in pretty good shape. I was parked along the road and ready to hike by about 7:40 a.m. From the "trailhead" it was up and over Two Bar Mountain and then to the site I had spotted on satellite. The ruins were well ruins and some walls looked nice, most were collapsed, but the general layout of the Pueblo was very easily discernible. The collapse of some of the walls appears to have been accelerated by an obviously well used hunting camp, complete with some cached water and two torn open food caches in the boulders over looking the ruins. Nevertheless, I was still excited about the find. Although, oddly enough I actually found this ruin in 2012, well I should say, I spotted the outer wall. I spotted a nice intact section of its outer wall from the Two Bar Ridge Trail way back in 2012. However, I was in a rush and only checked out a few sections of what I thought was a cattle fence on the way to that section of wall and assumed it was part of a drift fence. Had I gone 50 feet further five years ago, I would have found this ruin then. I used basically the exact same route to return, so it was back and up over Two Bar again, with a "little" exploring along the way.

Final Notes:

It was great to be back in the eastern Supes today and looking for rock piles, one of my favorite past times. Glad there are still a few things to be found out there. I saw my first rattlesnake of the year, but it gave me plenty of warning and I gave it a wide berth. I think I found like five or six new sites today. The Salado really had those mountains, hills and ridgelines populated in that area. It was a little warm at times today, but there was some prolonged periods of unexpected cloud cover. As with what is usually the case when I go out there, I now have like five more new hike and explore ideas for out there.
Two Bar Mountain
rating optionrated 4rated 4rated 4rated 4
Two Bar Mountain Loop
We had to take advantage of the cooler temps while we could and hit up some Supes.

I'd never hiked the Tule Canyon Trail before so we started this adventure there. The road to the Tule TH is quite acceptable for just about any car. Just keep an eye out for Bovines.

We took Tule until it drops into Tule Canyon. Here, there's Corrals, water troughs and a well road (FS1740) that appears to be used by local ranchers. Maybe the nearby Cross P Ranch.

We did a clockwise loop that starts to go off trail/road just past Two Bar Canyon and FS449A. It appears we could have gone farther South on the road and chose another route up, but this worked for us. The countryside wasn't too thick with sharp stuff, but I was glad for my long pants.

There are some shorted steep sections, but the steepest section was the part where we traversed around Peak 5114. We got cliffed out at this spot and had to drop down about 100' to go up. If you do this CCW route around 5114, after dropping down, hug tight to the cliff to avoid the thickest vegetation. After getting past 5114, it appears you could actually go around CW also.

We had lunch on the far North portion of the peak. Great! views of the Four Peaks, Roosevelt, Sierra Ancha's etc..
Plus there was a nice 300' straight drop down...
This was WELL worth the effort climbing up to this spot.

Two Bar Mountain Video :next: ... NihY

The plan next, was to go southish across the top of Two Bar Mountain and drop down on Two Bar Ridge Trail. All looked "doable" from the TOPO and Satellite views. Traversing across was not hard, but the rock hopping was taking longer than we would have daylight for.

Joe spotted Two Bar Ridge from the TOPO view on Route Scout and pointed us down the hill. This ended up being a great choice. We hit the Two Bar Ridge Trail and enjoyed the views going North. We hit the other end of the Tule Canyon Trail and made our way back towards the same corral we'd passed through earlier in the day.

This ended up being a most enjoyable route to another new area in the Eastern Supes.
Can we please get one more nice weekend of weather before the 110's hit?
Two Bar Mountain
rated 5rated 5rated 5rated 5rated 5
Truly awesome backcountry summit hike. What an adventure! The final approach is like something out of Jurassic Park. The terrain is amazingly ominous and the summit is nothing short of a lost wilderness. Very Cool!


Permit $$

Map Drive
Strictly 4x4

To hike
From Globe... Highway 188 - FR449 - Cross P Ranch - FR449A - Destination (33/34/11.57/N & 111/04/11.55/W)
page created by ssk44 on Feb 19 2012 6:11 pm
$17 3L Hydration Bladder
help comment issue

end of page marker