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Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2015
johnlp
Hiking6.34 Miles 3,406 AEG
Hiking6.34 Miles
3,406 ft AEG
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Newman is a prominant peak seen while driving between Phoenix and Tucson across I 10 from Picacho Peak. It can be viewed from hikes in the Superstitions, Catalinas, and many points elsewhere.

I have been wanting to hike Newman since the first time I stood atop Picacho Peak. Access to Newman has always been an issue. 17 miles of dirt road put this one on the back burner for years. Until now.

rwstorm (Randy) decided to show some HAZers a route up the west side that includes much easier access to a trailhead. A great opportunity for me to meet Randy and knock out this rugged peak.

The drive in is a little rough in spots, but passable with 2 wd with medium clearance. I wouldn't try it with a low clearance vehicle.

The hike begins by crossing the CAP canal which is cool by itself. The route goes by an old mine site with interesting relics lying about. From there it's up a big boulder strewn wash, hang a left up a ravine, and head for the peak!

Beautiful scenery all day. Views, rock formations, geology, flowers...

The hike across to South Newman is outstandin as well and the views from there are incredible. The route down is at a decent grade, so not too sketchy. The footing is pretty good throughout considering the type of hike this is.

Love this hike. Many thanks to Randy, Todd, and Kelly for including me. Great to meet Randy finally. Thanks for driving Todd and for the after hike ice cold Dale's. Fantastic day! :)
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