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Peak 4141 is located in the Mineral Mountain Quadrangle, which is just south of the US 60 between Florence Junction and Superior. Typical of peaks in the Mineral Mountain Quad, the drive to the trailhead is every bit as much of a challenge as the actual climb, and Peak 4141 is no different. Depending on the capability of your vehicle and how far you are willing to drive it, one-way this hike can be as short as .5 mile or just over 2 miles each way. If you begin your hike from the same point as I did, it will be the same trailhead as for used for Peaks 4140 & 4020.
From the same trailhead, rather than the immediate climb for Peak 4140, you will slowly descend along an ancient Jeep trail. Since there is no trail as such, when and where you decide to climb is up to you. My initial plan was to follow the the ridge driectly from the trailhead but it appears that would be slower going and a lot of boulder hopping. The first peak you see on your left is NOT Peak 4141 so just continue for about .2 mile, at which time you will begin the climb. I did not follow the exact same route up and down, but the route up was better so I only posted that part of the GPS route.
Once you reach the saddle between the two peaks it's just a matter of choosing the route you feel the most comfortable with. I managed to start an unintentional rock-slide with just a partial pressure of one foot so you may want to test each foot placement was you approach the summit. The views from the summit are well worth the rough drive and short hike. The Arizona Trail segment #17 can be seen in the valley to the east.
Being so close to Peak 4140 and Peak 4020, you may want to climb them as well for a three-peak day.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.