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Superstition Peak 4861 - The Helm of Shiprock

This peak looms to the northeast of Flatiron. It is craggly and full of hoodoos. It is a bit of a scramble to reach the top but the views are pretty incredible; a top down view of Flatiron, Peak 5057, Weaver’s Needle, Picketpost, Four Peaks, and the Superstition Wilderness. This is now my favorite scenic location in the Superstitions.

To get up to this peak first you must travel up towards Flatiron. Whatever route you prefer is fine as long as you make it to the second saddle. When you reach this saddle, if you go straight and to the left you will head to 5024; if you go right you will proceed to Flatiron; but you are going to head up in a direction a little bit between these two.


The route is completely off trail with scrambling and bouldering involved. There are numerous routes to reach the peak, it is a real life choose your own adventure novel, so pick the route that you feel most comfortable about.
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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Route Finding 4 of 5
Distance One Way 2.63 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,082 feet
Elevation Gain 2,770 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,790 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.93
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Peak
Author syoung
Descriptions 6
Routes 20
Photos 952
Trips 458 map ( 3,083 miles )
Age 38
Location Mesa, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr → Early
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Sun  5:32am - 7:32pm
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Helm of Shiprock
by syoung

Superstition Peak 4861 - The Helm of Shiprock

This peak looms to the northeast of Flatiron. It is craggly and full of hoodoos. It is a bit of a scramble to reach the top but the views are pretty incredible; a top down view of Flatiron, Peak 5057, Weaver’s Needle, Picketpost, Four Peaks, and the Superstition Wilderness. This is now my favorite scenic location in the Superstitions.

To get up to this peak first you must travel up towards Flatiron. Whatever route you prefer is fine as long as you make it to the second saddle. When you reach this saddle, if you go straight and to the left you will head to 5024; if you go right you will proceed to Flatiron; but you are going to head up in a direction a little bit between these two.


The route is completely off trail with scrambling and bouldering involved. There are numerous routes to reach the peak, it is a real life choose your own adventure novel, so pick the route that you feel most comfortable about.
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    One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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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    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 48 min (37.3 miles)
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 1 h 51 min (110 miles)
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 2 h 44 min (183 miles)
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