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Gila County High
Myrtle Point and Promontory Butte are the co-Gila County Highpoints.
The HAZ County High Point completion list requires attaining both Promontory Butte and Myrtle Point to check off Gila County.
This hike begins and ends at the "trailhead," which is at the junction of Rim Road 300 and FR 300C. This is not far from the turn off of Rim Road 300 that goes to Knoll Lake. You can either drive or hike to the trailhead. If hiking, starting at the Hatchery TH, and taking the Babe Haught Trail up to the Rim is a logical choice. Check triplogs for other ideas.
Hike south on FR 300C for around 1/2 mile and then go off-trail to the west for a very short distance to attain the Gila County co-highpoint. There is no sign at the off-trail turn. A GPS track might be helpful.
You'll see a summit cairn and a trip logbook; the highpoint is a few feet south of the cairn, at the edge of the Rim. Be careful not to fall off the Rim though!
Enjoy the fabulous views of the mountains off in the distance, and then return the way that you came.
Dispersed camping sites are available along FR 300C. There are also several other places to camp off of Rim Road 300.
Check out the Triplogs.