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Peak 3076 - Goldfield Mountains, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,650 feet
Elevation Gain 1,426 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,277 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 6 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 16.29
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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27  2020-02-06 DixieFlyer
Author DixieFlyer
author avatar Guides 40
Routes 397
Photos 5,162
Trips 359 map ( 4,585 miles )
Age Male Gender
Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Mar → Early
Seasons   Late Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:07am - 5:19pm
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A bushwhack a day keeps the doctor away
by DixieFlyer

Overview
Peak 3076 is in the western Goldfields and it is one of about 20 peaks in the Goldfields having an elevation greater than 3,000 feet and whose elevation is marked on USGS Topographic Marks.


Hike
This hike is 100% off-trail and it involves some steep ascents and descents; as such, the hike is suitable only for those comfortable with this type of hiking.

From the trailhead, head to the east across the plain in Bulldog Canyon. Your initial goal is a saddle high above Bulldog Canyon. You may wish to look at the GPS track for the Panorama Peak Hike that was posted by Cannondale Kid for additional guidance on getting to the saddle -- this hike starts/ends from the same trailhead.

The section of the hike that is within a half mile or so of the trailhead is relatively flat and you'll either be going through a wash or following an OHV road; beyond that however, you'll rarely encounter any flat ground on the hike.

Once at the saddle, Peak 3076 will be in view (33.5217, -111.54412). Basically you will need to drop down into the valley below you and then make the climb up to Peak 3076. See triplogs for routes that other hikers have used. Once on top of Peak 3076 you will have unobstructed, 360 degree views that make the difficult climb worthwhile. To get back to the trailhead, return more-or-less the way that you came.

Water Sources
During the hike you will cross through a couple of washes that MIGHT have some water in them after seasonal rains; however, it is best to prepare for no water being available during the hike.

Check out the Official Route and Triplog.

Note
This is a moderately difficult hike.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your hike to support this local community.

2020-02-07 DixieFlyer
    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.

    Permit $$
    Bulldog Canyon OHV

    Changing 2020-03-19 to $6 online, no official link yet.


    Directions
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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To FR10 near Bulldog (arbitrary/unofficial) Trailhead
    The trailhead is at a parking pullout on the left side of FR 10, about 1.5 miles inside of the Blue Point Bulldog Canyon OHV locked gate on Bush Highway. The trailhead coordinates are 33.52663, -111.57309.

    You will need a permit (see permits) to get inside the locked gate; however, the permit is free for the asking.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 47 min (34.9 miles)
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2 h 4 min (124 miles)
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 46 min (178 miles)
    (Trailhead is generic)
    page created by DixieFlyer on Feb 07 2020 6:01 am
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