Need to Know
The land is owned by the Maricopa Parks System but does not require entrance fees at the time of this writing. You may find remnants of Vulture Mine in the area. these areas are marked as hazardous. Do not enter these areas. They are unsafe and should be avoided.
4.7 mile out and back trail.
From the trailhead there is the option to take a green trail or ATV for the first 1.6 miles. The path then becomes a black trail up to Vulture Saddle. The 0.6 miles become increasingly steep with 800 feet of elevation gain. The official trail ends at Vulture Saddle.
You can then opt to to climb the last 0.1 miles with 150 feet gain. This is a red scrambling section with minimal path markings, high winds, and requiring athletic ability. Climb this section at your own risk. There is a log box and geographic marker at the top. Enjoy the amazing views you find at the summit.
Flora & Fauna
Your standard desert plants and animals can be found on the first section of the trial. Use appropriate caution when hiking in the area. Once you reach the Saddle it's common to see vultures in the area.
Shared By: Sam R