One of Prescott Valleys landmarks, Glassford Hill (elevation 6,177 feet ) was once an active volcano between 10 and 14 million years ago. Colonel William A. Glassford traveled the area in the 1880s and helped build a system of 7 heliograph stations to monitor the movements of Apache Indians, U.S. military troops and civilians. Glassford Hill was a part of that early communications system. Today, it stands as an extinct volcano. There is no trail to its summit. There is a road from its west flanks to communication towers on its summit. There are no trip logs on Hike Arizona. Sad. It needs to be bagged and tagged.''First time we will launch from the East Iron King TH (5065') off Glassford Hill Road & Sante Fe Road. Future hikes will launch from the western most tip of the Granville subdivision and shave 2 miles off the hike.
1150' Accumulated Elevation Gain
4.4 Miles round trip
No trail bushwack, rock climb on its inner nub. Word is, there is a CAVE on this mountain, we will check it out.
Shocking that the elevation gain of GH is HIGHER then Camelback Mtn or Squaw Peak or Mt. Union, Mt. Davis and yet it gets no respect from local Prescott Hikers or the AZ hiking community. This changes 7AM on Friday, February 12, 2016. Get some.
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on Feb 11 2016 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Before there was a trail..... there was no trail"