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Stewart Mountain, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,800 feet
Elevation Gain 1,134 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,134 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2-3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 8.17
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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4  2017-11-28 jimntempe
20  2016-10-29 JasonCleghorn
8  2015-02-26 hikingaz2
7  2014-12-31 BobP
10  2014-12-05
Sunrise Adam Stewart
13  2014-01-25 BEEBEE
11  2014-01-01
The New Year's Day Tradition Continues.....
3  2014-01-01
The New Year's Day Tradition Continues.....
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn
Sun  6:56am - 5:25pm
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Nearby Area Water
Stewart Mountain Dam Petroglyphs
Stewart Mountain Dam Petroglyphs
1.6 mi away
3.0 mi
460 ft
Butcher Jones Trail #463
Butcher Jones Trail #463
1.7 mi away
5.4 mi
600 ft
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain Quad
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain Quad
1.7 mi away
1.8 mi
995 ft
Salt River - Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef
Salt River - Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef
2.2 mi away
12.0 mi
-84 ft
Sky Island - Goldfield
Sky Island - Goldfield
2.3 mi away
5.3 mi
1,244 ft
Pony Express Canyon
Pony Express Canyon
2.3 mi away
1.9 mi
950 ft
Goldfield Ovens Loop
Goldfield Ovens Loop
2.8 mi away
7.8 mi
775 ft
Rhyodacite Canyon
3.0 mi away
1.6 mi
660 ft
Trans Goldfield
3.3 mi away
14.5 mi
2,300 ft
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
3.3 mi away
7.4 mi
810 ft
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Routing for views
by joebartels

Likely In-Season!
On what would likely be the last cool day until autumn I decided to enjoy it. This mountain had been in thought for some time. With a quick look at a map, I decided the major ravine on the east was the route I'd attempt. I parked right where the ravine crosses Bush Highway. I hiked down in and out of the ravine with the intent to follow the south side. Within minutes I approached a dirt road. So much for off trail hiking. I followed the road a short distance then headed straight to my destination. The desert is easy to negotiate. Boots are necessary but pants are not. It seemed like I was hiking to the mountain but before I knew it I had views of Saguaro lake.

It gets a little steep going up but nothing more difficult than Camelback or Piestewa Peak. The mountain has three peaks with a high valley in the middle. After hiking up about 760 feet I entered the valley. Less than a quarter mile through the valley I headed up the western peak another 370 ft.

From the top there's a good view of a major portion of Saguaro lake to the southeast. Red Mountain is west-southwest. At over seven miles away I wouldn't consider it a great view. The Goldfield Mountains make up the near southern view with some high cliffs.

On the return trip I headed straight down the ravine. The going is slow with some large boulders.

    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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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Mesa head take SR87 towards Payson. Get off on the Saguaro Lake exit. Head south about three miles on the Bush Highway just past Butcher Jones turnoff. I parked just under two-tenths of a mile south of the junction. You could start this hike from other places too. A chauffeur is handy as parking on the side of a highway is probably not kosher.
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