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Address: Wickenburg, AZ
Phone Number: 623 580 5500
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Awesome hike in Wickenburg!!

We hiked the Vulture Peak Trail on a rainy, overcast day in January 2016. I am so glad we did not back out due to the weather. This is one of the great hikes in the Phoenix... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We hiked the Vulture Peak Trail on a rainy, overcast day in January 2016. I am so glad we did not back out due to the weather. This is one of the great hikes in the Phoenix Valley! It is plenty challenging, particularly when you summit the peak but it is worth every bit of the effort. Even when we... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This one has fast elevation gain after a gentle approach. Switchbacks to the saddle, last 300 ft you will be scrambling with your hands and feet to the top. Terrific 360 degree views.

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Thank Southwestfun
Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Whether it's hiking along the desert floor through the cacti or scaling the switchbacks on the way up, this is a great hike. The views on the way up and when you reach the saddle are fantastic. It is challenging however, and I would definitely bring a lunch to enjoy at the top.

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Thank Geoff D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just what I was looking for in a challenging hike. Always be prepared for the elements. I experienced this trail in the middle of July, so be smart. Loved it! Was quiet & peaceful. Know your limits & ability. The trail can be easy or difficult

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great trip & on our way to visit friends in Tubac. We did not hike the trail, but drove & hiked on our way through the Sonoran desert to the Sonoran Desert Monument. Beautiful views with no one for miles & miles.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

West of Phoenix is a small town that reminds you of the 19th century. Surrounded in desert hills, many saguaro cactus, and so much to do! The Ghost tour is interesting, and the Vulture Mountain trail is just right - what a view from the top. You can drive by the old gold mine not sure if tours available now.... More 

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1 Thank lindabit64
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A short road trip from Phoenix and a lovely hike through beautiful desert to a saddle with a great view. Crave an extra push of exertion? Hike the last 100+ feet to the top. Nicely maintained trail.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great hike to do close to Phoenix. Trail starts fairly level then the last 45 minutes rises 1000 ft in elevation. The views at the top are amazing. Along the trail watch for the increase in animal activity as you climb out of the valley to the top of the peak. Take a lunch and enjoy it... More 

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just south of Wickenberg AZ. Easy hike to the top and well worth the effort as the vista is spectacular from up there. Take water with you as depending on the time of year it can get hot !

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1 Thank DrC84
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very nice hike along the desert floor before a rapid rise to the "saddle" of Vulture Peak. You can scramble higher and go all the way up, if you are up to it. Great views of the surrounding areas, and plenty of saguaros to gawk at.

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