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Eagletail Peak, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Southwest > Buckeye W
4.4 of 5 by 7
Warning! Technical climbing skills required. Risks include serious injury to death.  Risks are not eliminated by skill.
Climb Consensus (7) → View
Difficulty 5.8
Climb IV PG Trad
Rock Unknown Not good
Length 80 ft 1 Pitches
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 10.88 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,643 feet
Elevation Gain 1,965 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,503 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 8-10 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 23.4
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
varies or not certain dogs are allowed
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10  2018-02-25 trekkin_gecko
13  2017-01-28 chumley
7  2013-02-13 dwightnancy
24  2011-03-12 desert_boonie
22  2011-03-12 sbkelley
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:37am - 5:49pm
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Likely In-Season!
Eagletail Peak is a 10.88 mile round trip hike & climb trip with 2,503 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 47 miles northwest of Gila Bend Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

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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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Map Drive
High Clearance possible when dry

To NE Chain Gate Trailhead
From Phoenix, head west on I-10 toward LA. From Tonopah exit 94, travel another 13 miles and exit Salome road (Harquahala Valley Rd.) exit 81. Head south and immediately turn west onto Harquahala Valley Rd. which quickly curves to the south.

Drive south for 5.5 miles to Centennial/Courthouse Rd. Turn right (west) onto a dirt, Centennial Rd. and continue for 7 miles to the intersection with El Paso Gas pipeline Rd. Turn SE and follow the pipeline for 0.5 mile to 33.4612 -113.2745. Turn right (south) and drive for 0.5 mile to an intersection.

South progress is blocked by a chain stretched across the path, spanning two poles. Turn left (east) looking for a place to park. We parked on the south side of the road, just east of the chain at 33.4535 -113.2741. Anywhere in this vicinity is a good starting point. These are nice dirt roads, an AWD sedan with ground clearance will easily make it to our parking spot. The closer one gets to the wilderness boundary, more sand is encountered. 2WD is probably ok as we were in a Toyota 4Runner and never put it in 4WD.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 1h 22m - 81 miles
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2h 54m - 188 miles
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 3h 18m - 210 miles
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