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Hualapai Super Loop, AZ
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Hualapai Super Loop, AZ 
Hualapai Super Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 16 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking13.20 Miles 4,528 AEG
Hiking13.20 Miles   8 Hrs   26 Mns   1.93 mph
4,528 ft AEG   1 Hour   35 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I was looking to bag another AZ County high point, so I decided to head up to Kingman and hike up to Hualapai Peak.

We began by doing the Potato Patch Loop in a clockwise direction. I side-tracked at the start and went up the Camp Levi Levi Access Road for a bit; after discovering my error, we made it back on the Loop.

When we came to the road that goes up to Hualapai Peak, we took the road and went up to the peak. There was some Class 3 rock scrambling near the summit, and the views up there were really nice.

On the way back we stopped at the saddle near the park boundary, and went off-trail up to Peak 7720. The route up was pretty straightforward, but we poked around a bit at the top and our route down was not as good as the route up.

Once back on the Potato Patch Loop we headed over to the road up to Hayden Peak and ascended Hayden. The road was really, really steep in places. There are 2 sets of towers on Hayden, and we weren't sure which set was higher so went up both. Even after being up there I am not 100% certain which is higher.

Once we got back to the Potato Patch Loop, we headed up to Aspen Peak. This was a fun trail to hike on, and there were some really good views along the way. There was a bit of rock scrambling once near the summit.

This is a nice park with a good, well-maintained trail system. The trail up to Aspen Peak was my favorite. All of the peaks had some nice views at the top, and there were some good miradors along the way.

This hike is a keeper, and I hope to do it again someday. This was my first time to hike in the Kingman area; this fall I plan to go back and hike up to Mount Tipton.

We did not see anyone on the roads up to Hualapai and Hayden. There were a few hikers on the Aspen Peak trail, and we saw a few on our way back on the Potato Patch Loop from the Aspen Trail.

I used GPS tracks that @LindaAnn and @trekkin_gecko posted when they did this hike; their tracks mostly kept me going in the right direction.
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Claret Cup Cactus
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Natural Arch
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Bridge Old Rusty Stuff
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
There was some claret cup cactus blooming along the way, but that was about it for flowers.
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