Duration: 5hrs Drive Time: 1hr 30min Trail Rating: 1-2 Main Activity: Scenic Drive, Hiking Best Season: All Year Round Seasonal Closure: During Snow Conditions
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Mt. Peeley is at an elevation of 7030 feet. The panoramic views during the drive are spectacular as you drive through the Mazatzal Mountains. The sunset coming down the mountain are simply breathtaking!

Near this area was the old “National Mine”. This is where they once mined a reddish-brown ore called cinnabar and processed it on site to make mercury. The mountains here are filled with Ponderosa Pine and Alligator Junipers trees. During the right time of year this trail will be filled with beautiful wildflowers. (“February showers bring March flowers.”)

During this scenic drive there are numerous vista points with 360 degrees views. With the valley to the west, Four Peaks and the Superstitions to the south, Mt. Ord and Deer Creek Canyon descending to the east, and the Mazatzal mountain range and various other peaks to the north.

Explore a Portion of the Original Beeline Hwy

On the way out from the off-road portion of this tour we will explore a few miles of the original Beeline Hwy that follows along Sycamore Creek. There are a number of old cattle ranches in the area.

Hiking to the Summit

If you wish to hike to the summit of Mt Peeley we will need to leave at 8am in the morning. The hike from the trailhead parking lot is 5.1 mile out and back. The hike will take about 4 1/2 hours to complete. You will have an 1,450 feet elevation gain.

GEAR CHECK:
Each hiker must go through a gear check with me before entering my Jeep. Please refer to my: Essentials for Hiking in AZ

      • You must have proper hiking boots
      • backpack with hydration
      • food and snacks
      • first-aid kit
      • GPX/GPS device for navigation

 

Mt. Peeley Scenic Drive

Itineraries

MEET

Departure

Meet in and Depart from Fountain Hills. (Hotel Pick-up Included) Our departure time will depend on the trip option you choose: Option 1: (Scenic Drive) departs at 11am. Option 2: (Summit Hike) departs at 8am.

TRAVEL (PART 1)

On-Road to Trail Entrance

Travel on-road 39.5 miles back to Fountain Hills (or your hotel).

TRAVEL (PART 2)

Travel Up Off-Road

Travel off-road 10.8 miles to the upper trailhead parking lot enjoying the many beautiful vista points.

HIKE (Optional)

5.1 Mile Out and Back

The hike from the trailhead parking lot is 5.1 mile out and back. The hike will take about 4 1/2 hours to complete with a 1,450 feet elevation gain.

TRAVEL (PART 3)

Travel Down Off-Road

Travel back down the mountain off-road 10.8 miles to the highway.

Short Exploration

Explore the Original Beeline Hwy

On the way out from the off-road portion of this tour we will explore a few miles of the original Beeline Hwy that follows along Sycamore Creek. There are a number of old cattle ranches in the area.

TRAVEL (PART 4)

Drive Home

Drive on-road for 2 hours back to Fountain Hills (or your hotel).
  • Trip Name
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    Group (Min-Max)
    Pricing
     
  • Trip Name 1 to 4 People
    Departure Date
    1 - 4 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 4

    Group ( 1 - 4 Pax ) $375.00 /Group

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  • Trip Name 1 to 4 People + Summit Hike
    Departure Date
    1 - 4 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 4

    Couple ( 1 - 4 Pax ) $375.00 /Group

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