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Address: Wickenburg, AZ
Phone Number: 623 580 5500
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Geoff D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Thank kc13132015
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.

Thank potter_donna
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank lindabit64
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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.

2 Thank liquidgold386
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Geecroz
Storm Lake, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 !

1 Thank DrC84
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8 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank Rob W
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hike! Plenty of cool cacti, as you approach the peak. With each switchback along the slope to the summit you're rewarded with another stunning perspective on the desert landscape. Most hikers can reach the saddle (intermediate level). The last bit to the summit is a full hands-on rock climb in places. Not terribly difficult but not... More 

2 Thank Gary B
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.

2 Thank gstrange8

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