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Aztec Peak via Abbey's Way 151 LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2014
charlieaz
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,554 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.29 mph
1,554 ft AEG
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My wife and I completed a portion of this hike. We started from about the midway point between the road closure barrier at FR487 near the Falls camp ground and the Petersen trail head. We didn’t take the Abbey Way trail at all. Rather we hiked the road up to the peak and came back down the same way.
Ditto to what Grimey Said:
“FR 487 is open all the way to the top of Aztec Peak. While it is arguably passable by passenger car, there are a few rough spots mainly near Workman Creek Falls where I would personally be very reluctant to drive a passenger car. FR 288 is paved to FR 487 except for a few sections of gravel.”
We were in a mini-van and came to a spot below Workman Creek Falls that we felt a little uneasy about. So that’s where we parked (N33 49.197 W110 55.906). Total round trip hiking mileage according to my GPS was exactly 8 miles.
Along the way, we noticed that there were several campsites occupied and we thought to ourselves this would be a great location return and camp sometime.
The ranger was hospitable enough but I don’t think he was in the mood for guests when we arrived so we just moved on to the overlook as he suggested. The rock dining table, lounge chairs etc at the top were fun to use.
I activated the summit for SOTA.
The drive up from my home near Gilbert and Brown in Mesa was about 2.5 hours.
Driving back, as always, we stopped at the Burger House in Miami, AZ for their green burro – best ever green burro, hands down!
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