Northgate Peaks Trail

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1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


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22' 7 m

Ascent

-46' -14 m

Descent

6,943' 2,116 m

High

6,903' 2,104 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

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A mostly level trail linking Wildcat Canyon Trail to the base of the Northgate Peaks.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This mostly flat trail originates at a junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail, about a mile from the trailhead. This is one of the park's lesser used trails, but given its tame nature, it makes for a great family hike.

The trail heads due south for just over a mile from its junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail and passes through open grasslands and pinyon-juniper. The Northgate Peaks Trail ends between the east and west Northgate Peaks. From here, you'll have great views of the North Guardian Angel, a large sandstone formation that juts up from the surrounding landscape.

There are multiple trails heading up either of the Northgate Peaks if you're looking for a scramble to a better view. It should be noted that these approaches are not sanctioned park trails - please be considerate of your surroundings and stick to defined paths to avoid trampling delicate desert fauna.

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May 23, 2016
Ben Williams
Apr 20, 2015
Kim Smoltz
Summited north guardian angel!

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