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Vulture Peak Trail

Wickenburg, AZ
623 580 5500
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Wickenburg
Type: Trails
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Spent the afternoon driving and hiking in the area. Great desert vistas. Beautiful saguaros. Spring wild flowers were an added touch. A lot plenty of time; driving is slow due to the condition of the road.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was worried that the adjacent off-road-vehicle trail would be noisy, but that proved not to be the case. We visited in March and the brittle bush was very pretty. We only went to the saddle, and the last 1/4 mile is quite steep, but the views were worth the effort.

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good desert hiking trail. The beginning is easy, and runs parallel to a four wheel drive trail (but not right next to it), and crosses the hiking trail in several places. Going back along the four wheel drive trail makes a good alternative route.After hiking in for about an hour it gets steeper, and the last 45 minutes to the... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Beautiful scenery, coyotes in the valley. If you love the desert and the way it makes you feel, you'll enjoy this trail.

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is my favorite hike in Wickenburg area. It has a little bit of everything - level, moderate, difficult, strenuous. The first 2 miles undulate in/out of washes, through narrow rocky canyons, and on a plateau filled with lush Saguaros. Once section passes through a thick Cholla forest, many of which have bird nests in them. Look for middens (huge... More

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Wiickenburg, AZ
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Awesome trail. Easy start to moderate hike to the jeep trailhead. All ages can participate. Gets steeper near the top. Some boulder scrambling to the saddle. Rock climbing from the saddle to the very top. Most hike only to the saddle. Great views. Worth the drive to get there. Go to the Wickenburg Chamber to receive a certificate stating you... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I do this about once a year. It's strenuous, but fun and the view at the top is unbelieveable. You can go to the saddle which is very doable or to the very top which is a little scary for novices.

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Brandon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Beautiful hike with well maintained trails. Relatively easy trail up to the saddle. The climb to the very top is just that --- a climb. Don't forget to sign your name if you make it to the top.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Beautiful views and a good work out. Vulture Peak Trail meanders through Sonoran Desert landscapes, with saguaro, ocotillo, cholla, barrels, hedgehogs and such. From the base to the saddle is about 2 miles of steep trails. you will be rewarded with dramatic scenic vistas of rugged desert mountain ranges and valleys in all directions. If you are in good shape... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A little hard to find-turn where the sign says Vulture's Peak .5 miles. We thought it meant go another .5 miles but that's where you turn and can park. Also, GO EARLY or you will be too hot. We left at 5:30 am and made it to the top in an hour. It takes about an hour or so to... More

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