Vulture Peak Lower Trailhead

The Vulture Peak trailhead parking area is temporarily closed for construction. 

Download a map showing a trail reroute. For more information, contact the Hassayampa Field Office.

Vulture Peak Trail, seven miles south of Wickenburg, Arizona, is a short but steep trail that takes hikers from the base of Vulture Peak (2,480 feet) to a saddle (3,420 feet) just below the summit in only two miles. From this point, experienced hikers can scramble up an extremely steep and narrow chute to the summit of Vulture Peak itself (3,660 feet). The final ascent is not maintained and should be attempted only by experienced and well-conditioned hikers.

Vulture Peak Trail meanders through classic Sonoran Desert landscapes, including dense stands of saguaro, ocotillo, cholla, and other cactus varieties; crosses wide desert washes; and offers dramatic scenic vistas of rugged desert mountain ranges and valleys in all directions.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips



Iconograph of two people wearing backpacks and using walking sticks


Phoenix District Office
2020 E. Bell Road

Geographic Coordinates

33.8775, -112.81763


The Vulture Peak trailhead parking area is temporarily closed for construction. From Wickenburg, head west on Hwy 60/W Wickenburg Way for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Vulture Mine Road. Download the trail reroute map for more information.