Hiking Project Logo

Siphon Draw Trail #53

Difficult
 4.8 (36)

A demanding trail well worth the view and feeling of accomplishment.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

4,624' 1,410 m

High

2,094' 638 m

Low

2,555' 779 m

Up

117' 36 m

Down

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

86%

Max Grade (41°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Note that the trail is not maintained past the Basin (approximately 2 miles in). Only experienced hikers should attempt the full hike to the Flatiron as the trail is steep and difficult past this point.

Description

The first mile is misleading and not enjoyable. As you reach the canyon opening you can get a good sense of what is waiting for you. About a quarter mile into the canyon you'll reach Siphon's Draw.

The climb up the draw is slippery but taking your time makes it easy. Remember on your way down to zigzag to make the descent easier here. There's a waterfall to your left here if there has been recent rain. You are just shy of the halfway point and this is a turn around point for a lot of people, but why stop here?

The trail now becomes more of a scramble. Stop often to turn around and enjoy the view and to get a picture of your path down. Near the top, you'll come to a section that requires upper body strength to pull yourself up or having someone push you. This is the last real obstacle before the trail turns right and out to the tip of Flatiron. Take a break and enjoy the view. You've earned it!

Contacts

Shared By:

Dwayne Childers

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 36 votes

#28

Overall
  4.8 from 36 votes
5 Star
78%
4 Star
19%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#4

in Arizona

#28

Overall
105 Views Last Month
19,802 Since Mar 7, 2016
Difficult

0%
0%
3%
3%
72%
23%

Photos

The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Take a break and enjoy your accomplishment!
Mar 7, 2016 near Apache…, AZ
Looking up at Flatiron
May 13, 2019 near Apache…, AZ
If you think you're done going up, lower your expectation.
May 13, 2019 near Apache…, AZ
Ppanoramic from Flatiron.
Mar 7, 2016 near Apache…, AZ

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 86 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

May 6, 2020
Jamie Van Fossen
2mi — 2h 00m
Apr 17, 2020
Saman Garkani
Out and back 5 hrs with Sasan. It was a difficult trail. 5.8mi — 5h 00m
Feb 9, 2020
Sophia B
Dec 18, 2019
Kim M
Dec 7, 2019
Ali Criss
Hike w TY 4.5 hours and 6.7 miles
Nov 29, 2019
Mike Werner
Nov 16, 2019
Ryan Johnson
6h 45m
Oct 27, 2019
Braxton Cox
Took Siphon Draw to Flatiron and Superstition Peak. 2:15 to get to flatiron. Lots of scrambling and bouldering on steep rocks. Views weren't great,… 6.1mi — 4h 00m