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Saddle Mountain - AZT #22, AZ

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Distance One Way 16.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,439 feet
Elevation Gain 2,330 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,400 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 31.06
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 Willow 2004117.2 mi*
🔥 PEELEY 20092.5 mi*
🔥 Diamond 2 20046.8 mi*
🔥 2020 Bush Fire193.5k
🔥 2012 Sunflower Fire16.1k
🔥 2012 Charley Fire2.2k
🔥 2005 Edge Complex Fire72.3k
🔥 2004 Willow Fire120k
🔥 2004 Willow117.2 mi*
🔥 2004 Diamond6.8 mi*
🔥 1995 Basin Fire21.2k
🔥 View (All) - over Official Route 🔥
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From the underpass under Highway 87, the trail follows a drainage west a short distance and then turns right. It passes one gate and then another one and then swings to the north and goes through another gate. It heads northwest and reaches yet another gate, goes up a drainage, crosses it, and gets to another gate. From here it passes under some powerlines and comes to a trail junction. A turn to the left here, another gate, and then the trail begins working its way up a drainage. It crosses a small saddle and follows another drainage, curving around to the northeast and then reaching Saddle Mountain #91. It turns to the left onto Saddle Mountain #91 and follows it north. The trail descends down into McFarland Canyon and then heads upstream and follows a side canyon up to a trail junction. It takes the left fork and continues heading uphill. The trail descends down to Thicket Spring and the wilderness boundary and then climbs steadily up to the junction with the Cornucopia Trail.

Southern Trailhead: Sunflower - Hwy 87

Northern Trailhead: Mt Peely TH - FR 201

This page is open to authors. The hike must be listed South to North as one-way. Do not include an overview as the above is permanent.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

This is a more difficult hike. It would be unwise to attempt this without prior experience hiking.

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.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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