Views from the top are outstanding. If the gate is open, you can drive to the lookout tower. Rangers on duty may allow you to climb the tower for a great 360-degree view. If the weather is clear, you can see Oak Creek Canyon, Mormon Lake, Humphreys Peak, Sunset Crater National Monument and the Painted Desert. A network of hiking trails surrounds the mountain.
This is a popular road for mountain bikers, so drive carefully. Contact the Peaks Ranger Station in Flagstaff for more information. Bumpy gravel road with washboard stretches. After a flat section, the road climbs over 2,100 feet to an elevation of 9,299 ft. Passenger cars can get to the top but they may find the trip a little rough.
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