North of Globe, AZ, near the boundary with the Salt River Canyon Wilderness and 0.2mi off FR645 resides the TH Start for this short and easy access "off trail" hike to summit Black Mountain 4515 feet. This random summit has an ancient Indian Ruins with numerous rooms of collapsed walls, some pottery shards, and scenic near and distant 360 degree views into the Salt River Canyon Wilderness and beyond.
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.
High Clearance possible when dry
To hike From the Phoenix Area- Just east of Globe, AZ, at the intersection of Hwy60/Hwy70, take Hwy 60 north for 16.3 miles to exit left (NW) onto FR303-Haystack Butte Road. Take FR303 to FR645 and turn left (west) onto FR645. Take this FR645 Loop Road for a number of miles to the FR645/Black Mtn Road EXIT waypoint coordinate at N33 39.277 W110 41.018; Turn left (north) and drive for 0.2mi to Park and TH Start for this hike (please see posted and attached 0.2mi driving route with WPs for download and following).