Vulture Peak Lower Trailhead

Address:

Hassayampa Field Office 21605 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027

Latitude/Longitude:
33.8775, -112.81763
Directions:

Vulture Peak Lower Trailhead is suitable for passenger cars and may be reached via the paved Vulture Mine Road. From Wickenburg, head west on Hwy 60/W Wickenburg Way for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Vulture Mine Road for 6.8 mi and then turn left onto the primitive dirt road (look for kiosk) for 2000 ft that leads to the trailhead.

HIKING

Vulture Peak Lower Trailhead

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.