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Round Mountain (Kaibab NF), AZ
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Round Mountain (Kaibab NF), AZ 
Round Mountain (Kaibab NF), AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2017
MountainMatt
Hiking2.48 Miles 547 AEG
Hiking2.48 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   2.66 mph
547 ft AEG      18 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
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I am always a sucker for abandon fire lookout towers so when I heard about this one I had to go check it out!
Met up with the Chums right before this but I was tired of following his taco on countless miles of dirt roads so we split ways after checking out Scholz Lake which I later returned to for sunset.

Round Mountain has an official signed mountain bike loop around it which can also be driven on by any 4x4 vehicle.
The split road that takes you up to the tower should only be attempted by a UTV, ATV, or the beefiest of custom jeeps/trucks as the upper section is completely deteriorated and mangled with numerous 3-4 foot deep ruts.
I parked and walked up the lookout road which at the top provided some of the best 360 degree views I have ever seen from a lookout tower!
Sycamore Canyon, San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick, Bill Williams are just a few of the landmarks that are seen from this amazing perspective.
It was sprinkling rain during the entire hike and and of course petered out just as I was finishing up.

A pleasant and relaxing day exploring new areas of the Kaibab National Forest.
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JD Dam Lake Scholz Lake
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