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Salvation PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking2.31 Miles 809 AEG
Hiking2.31 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.13 mph
809 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Getting up Salvation Peak from Castle Hot Springs Resort is quite easy, but since the entire hike is on resort property, I'm not sure if there's anywhere to park and access this trail without being a resort guest. I was wanting an early morning hike since breakfast isn't served until 7:30, and this looked like a nice way to get a couple of miles in and maybe catch a good sunrise. The trail starts in the employee parking lot and quickly heads uphill to the east. After a short distance, it flattens out as it heads south while overlooking the resort and road. Just walking to this mesa of sorts offers a nice view for anyone not really wanting to hike.

The trail then turned west-southwest and switchbacked uphill. Kind of steep, but the trail is in very good shape. As the trail turned to the north, it got a little steeper. Once at the saddle, the trail became rockier and almost a light scramble the last little bit to the top. Just below the flagpole, there is a steel cable and pipe ladder bolted into the rocks. After a quick climb up the ladder of maybe 8' or so, you're at the summit, which only has room for a couple of people. Views in all directions are great. After taking a bunch of pictures, I headed back down the ladder, then retraced my steps back downhill. Great little workout hike, and I wish I had taken the time to hike it yesterday morning too.
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