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from the lost stargate archway to the peak
The Sawtooth mountains can be seen in the far distance looking west/northwest from Highway I-10 North of Marana and south of the Picacho exit.
It's obvious why these mountains are called the Sawtooths as there are many jagged peaks in the area. This guide describes how to hike to Ventana Peak (Peak 2630). About 200 feet below the peak is a natural arch/window. Also, see my guide on the Ventana Natural Arch which is the main attraction on this mountain.
Follow the guide mentioned above to get to the natural arch. From the natural arch, there are some white arrows on the rock leading up and over the arch. It is best not to follow these arrows as this area is steep and dangerous. There is a much easier way to get to the peak from here.
Head down the steep slope going west for about 200 feet total. You will see some large saguaros in this area. From here you'll want to head north and then northeast. Some areas will require some basic climbing. Spiral around and head toward the high point. Keep in mind that the peak is only about 200 feet as the crow flies from the Natural Arch. But, because of the cliffs in the way, it's best to hike around. Once you made it to the top, look for an ammo box under a pile of rocks. Follow the same route back to get down.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.