Drive Time: 3 Hours Departure Time: 8am Return Time: 6pm Main Activity: Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail Rating: 1-2 Easy Months Offered: All Year Round Park Pass Required: Yes
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Aztec Peak is a fire lookout at an elevation of 7,694 ft above the sea level, located in the Tonto National Forest, in central Arizona, USA. It’s the highest point of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area.

The road to the lookout begins in the Salome Wilderness known as Workman Creek Road, starting off the Arizona 288-Globe Young Highway. The trail should not be attempted without a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle. Once passed the waterfall, Forest Service Road 487 is steep and narrow.

The last part of the climb is a single-track forest road, steep and a little rocky in segments. FR 487 above the Falls Recreation Site is closed annually: December 15 – March 31. It’s a challenging road because the road has many twists and turns. The summit of Aztec Peak is the site of a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout. The drive is definitely worth it filled with tall trees and beautiful vistas.

This off-road trail twist and turns up through beautiful forests and canyons. It takes you to the top of the Workman Creek Falls. There is a watchtower you can climb up giving you stunning views from the vista point atop of Aztec Peak. There are many side trails and hikes to explore within the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area.

Aztec Peak Day Trip

Itineraries

MEET

Time : 8:00 am

Departure

Meet in and Depart from Fountain Hills. (Hotel Pick-up Included)

Travel to Aztec Peak

Travel Time

Travel both on-road and off-road to Aztec Peaks takes 3 hours one way. We will stop at a number of scenic locations to view the sights, hike, and explore.

Workman Creek Falls

Time : 11:00 am

Waterfall Viewing

During our scenic drive we will stop and explore the beautiful Workman Creek Falls on our way up to the top peak vista point.

Vista Point

Time : 1:00 pm

360 Degree Incredible Views!

Explore the Aztec Peak vista point and watchtower. This location has stunning unhindered views in 360 degrees on a clear day.

Return Home

Time : 6:00 pm

Drive Hoime

Drive off-road and on-road for 3 hours to return back to Fountain Hills or your hotel.
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  • Pricing Name: 1 to 4 People
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    Group (Min/Max): 1 pax / 4 pax
    price: $385.00 /Group