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A quick summit trail with incredible views both up and down the mountain


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

3,541' 1,079 m

High

2,296' 700 m

Low

1,310' 399 m

Up

65' 20 m

Down

23%

Avg Grade (13°)

83%

Max Grade (40°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Scenic Trail, you'll head west onto this trail. After a quarter mile of desert hiking, you'll start to climb through loose rocks and gain significant elevation until you reach the saddle of the mountain.

From there you'll leave the well-blazed trail and have the opportunity to do a little more scrambling up the eastern side of Safford Peak. While short, this trail is strenuous, especially at the end. Don't worry, your efforts won't be in vain, as the desert views from the top are well worth it!

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Niall Murphy

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#84

in Arizona

#2,110

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Fantastic saguaros near the summit
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
On the way down from the summit - 1400 steep feet above this point.
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
Near the summit of Mt Stafford
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
On the summit
Jan 17, 2024 near Picture…, AZ
Stafford Peak trail looking west toward the peak!
Dec 17, 2015 near Picture…, AZ

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