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Schultz Peak, AZ

Guide 12 Triplogs  0 Topics
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 5.43 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,020 feet
Elevation Gain 1,966 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,084 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 15.85
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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12  2020-07-16
Fremont - Doyle - Schultz
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Fremont - Doyle - Schultz
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1  2020-06-20 DixieFlyer
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Doyle Peak
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Doyle Peak - Schultz Peak
5  2019-06-07 DixieFlyer
14  2018-08-26
Fremont - Doyle - Schultz
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Author DixieFlyer
author avatar Guides 53
Routes 476
Photos 6,519
Trips 435 map ( 5,445 miles )
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Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Preferred   May, Jun, Sep, Oct → Early
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:29am - 7:17pm
Official Route
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Go for the Gusto - Hike Schultz!
by DixieFlyer

Likely In-Season!
Schultz Peak(elevation of 10,083' with 103' of prominence) is in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness north of Flagstaff and is 1.3 miles SE of Doyle Peak.

No trails access Schultz Peak, so you'll need to do some off-trail hiking to get there. The "official" route in this guide documents an out-and-back hike from Schultz Tank that goes a short distance on Waterline Road and then goes off-trail northward up to Schultz Peak. While this is a straightforward way to get up to Schultz Peak, it involves a steep and strenuous climb.

Another way to get up to Schultz Peak is to go off-trail from the Weatherford Trail, although this approach might be a bit steep. Some hikers hike up to Schultz Peak in combination with Doyle Peak. Be sure to check the triplogs for routes that other hikers have taken.

An interesting part of the hike is the section from the Schultz Peak summit to High Tank, which is southeast of the summit. On this portion of the hike, you'll be going through a delightful high alpine meadow. As you get close to High Tank, you'll pass through a boneyard which is littered with bones from deer and/or elk who no doubt were prey for mountain lions.

Much of the hike is off-trail, portions of which are on some steep and slippery slopes. As such, inexperienced hikers or those unaccustomed to off-trail hiking should exercise caution.

According to Wikipedia, until sometime in the 1930s, what is now known as Doyle Peak was named Schultz Peak. At that time, Doyle Peak was the name given to the ridge west of Fremont Peak, and modern-day Schultz Peak had no name. Perhaps this is why many maps show "Doyle Saddle" as the saddle between Fremont Peak and Agassiz Peak and "Fremont Saddle" as the saddle between Fremont Peak and present-day Doyle Peak.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

This is a moderately difficult hike.

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2020-06-20 DixieFlyer
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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.

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To Schultz Trailhead
Location: 7 miles north of Flagstaff on graveled Forest Roads.

Access: Drive north out of Flagstaff on US 180 to FR 420 (Schultz Pass Road). Drive 6 miles east on FR 420 to the trailhead at a parking lot on the south side of the road.

Road Condition: FR 420 is graveled and suitable for passenger cars except during winter when it is closed because of snowpack.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 158 mi - about 2 hours 35 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 263 mi - about 4 hours 5 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 10.1 mi - about 24 mins
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