Departure Time: 7am Return Time: 6pm Main Activity: Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail Rating: 1-2 Easy Months Offered: Closed Dec 15 - March 31 Meal: In Tonto Basin
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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. It’s the highest point of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness region. This wilderness area is some of the most pristine land in all of Arizona.

Workman Creek Waterfall

Our route to the summit lookout begins in the beautiful Salome Wilderness along Workman Creek Road. There is a seasonal waterfall here we will stop and view. The falls run after there has been a strong rain storm or after snow melt.

The Summit

The last part of our climb is a single-track forest road, steep and a little rocky in segments. The summit of Aztec Peak is the site of a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout tower. The drive is filled with tall trees and beautiful vistas. During the fall the changing of the leaves along this trail are simply spectacular.

Roosevelt Lake Vista

This is a short side trail we will explore to a great vista point with Four Peaks in the distance, Roosevelt Lake below, and a side view of a breathtaking canyon.

Parker Point

Within the Tonto National Forest is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. There are countless trails that lead you to incredible scenic vistas but none quite like the one leading to Parker Point. The trail will lead us along the normally dry Parker Creek eventually leading out to a breathtaking canyon 800 feet above the Tonto Basin region. Along the canyon rim are several vantage points to walk out to capture some stunning photographs.

Seasonal Closure

This trip is not offered during the winter from December 15 through March 31 due to a seasonal trail closure.

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Aztec Peak Day Trip

Itineraries

MEET

Time : 7:00 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.

Roosevelt Lake Vista

View the Lake

Fantastic view from the Salome Wilderness looking down at Roosevelt Lake in the distance.

Parker Point

Canyon Butte View

Enjoy a stunning view atop a beautiful red rock butte looking back at Four Peaks 30 miles away.

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. (The falls run seasonally.)

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.

Side Trips

New Trail Exploration

Every time I venture into this wilderness, I always explore some new trails I have not traveled on before. Let's explore the unknown together!

Meal Time

Optional Dinner

You will have the opportunity to eat dinner at one of the small cafes in Tanto Basin.

Return Home

Time : 6:00 pm

Drive Home

Drive on-road for 3 hours to return back to Fountain Hills or to your hotel.
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