Harquahala Mountain Summit Road

Wenden, Arizona (Maricopa County)

Last Updated: 11/22/2021
4.7 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Harquahala Mountain Summit Road
Arizona BLM is offering you a chance to feel like you are on top of the world. Harquahala Summit stands at over 3,300 feet. It provides small SUVs the opportunity to try out their 4wd capabilities. As you ascend the mountain, the terrain will turn from beautiful desert scenery to a rugged and rocky mountainside. At the summit, there are breathtaking views and a guest log to sign at the observatory. Near the windsock, you will find a marker embedded in a rock stating that you are at the highest point in SW Arizona. Along the side of the building, information is provided about the observatory and many of the questions you may have about the area. Be sure to go prepared for a rugged desert environment.

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Waypoints

1. Parking/Kiosk (0 mi)
The trailhead has a nice information kiosk, picnic tables, and vault toilets. There is also an area where you can park trailers, RV's, and a few camping spots. Leaving the parking area, proceed on trail 9300.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Phoenix, AZ, Interstate 17

Scenic route: Take the I-17 north to the 74 Carefree Highway go west to the US-60 turn right head northwest to Wickenburg at the roundabout take the 2nd right continuing on the US-60 to the town of Aguila make a left turn/south onto Eagle Eye road travel approximately 18 miles south. The trail will be about a 1/2 mile past mile marker 9 on the right. From Phoenix: Take the I-10 west to exit 81 Salome road turn right/nw and follow Salome road to Eagle Eye Road turn right/north. The trail will be about 1/2 mile past mile marker 8 turn left/west.

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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

While living in the Midwest, I developed a passion for searching out new trails and hidden spots. That passion continues to this day in the beautiful southwestern United States. My wife and I are full-time RVers who travel from region to region, exploring every nook and cranny we can find. While we're getting to know the locals, we gain insight into these areas then pass on that knowledge to our subscribers. We truly enjoy traversing long, beautiful back-country routes with epic campsites, but we equally enjoy pushing the limits on challenging rock crawling trails. Our rig was built to do everything, and that's what we hope to share with our subscribers. Please visit our website https://www.xploremor.net to follow us and for opportunities to join us on our adventures. You can also view our vast video library on YouTube. Xploremor YouTube
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