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Buck Mountain L.O. CNF 7571 is a 1.1 mile round trip hike with 270 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 39 miles south-southeast of Flagstaff Arizona. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Buck Mountain is a Fire Lookout hill in the Coconino NF. The tower itself looks kind of run down and rickety. There is a road that leads to the Tower. Take the road up and then you can run down the hill to where you park at the locked gate. This is a 10 point SOTA peak
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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.
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.