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Sunrise Peak from Adero Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2020
Daytripper
Hiking7.90 Miles 1,698 AEG
Hiking7.90 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.26 mph
1,698 ft AEG
 
1st trip
With such an idyllic name not sure why I haven’t been to Sunrise Peak before, however due to a late start and drive today it was high noon peak .Adero sounded more mysterious than Lost Dog plus it was a few miles closer to drive for me so decided to start at this trailhead. On the drive in I noticed quite a construction boom in Adero Canyon some may reasonably consider viewing it an eyesore, I thought it was an interesting area, off to the side was a corral containing Saguaros ,like a Christmas tree lot, waiting to see which site will be their new home. Only a few cars at the trailhead which has several functioning port a potties. Started on the Promenade Trail then quickly on to Western Loop and then Andrew Kinsey FHP, no worries as there is plenty of signage for these. Several quartz deposits along the way to entertain the rock hounds. Nice smooth trail with a steady grade , encountered only 4 other hikers going in the opposite direction. Took a few pictures at the viewpoint, again at the hitching post and the summit. Was surprised after hiking 3 plus miles to still be able to see my vehicle at the trailhead :-k Somehow I blew past the west side junction of the peak spur trail , I’ll claim it was the bright sun in my eyes, anyway ended up on the east side junction with Sunrise Trail, after the short steep peak trail there were 8 other summiteers gathered but it’s a large enough peak to accommodate with distancing. Returned the same way, a couple of ground squirrels ran across the trail before I caught a glimpse of a larger animal leaving the trail, when I passed the area I looked up and spotted a mule deer staring at me :D Saw no other wildlife or humans until just near the trailhead. Without stopping continued on the Overlook Trail from the trailhead , 1.2 miles RT, to its end. Nice placque placed there with an outline and identification of the skyline. If timed right would be an excellent spot for viewing the fountain. Might be ideal adventure for out of town guests to get a nice view of the Verde Valley and fountain without too much effort or for even less effort the Easy Access Trail. Enjoyable day with a variety of scenery.
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