Four Peaks

Phoenix, Arizona 85054

Four Peaks

Four Peaks Professional Review and Guide

"Gorgeous high mountain views on a clear day. Although the road is wide, it is great fun to ride. Optional difficult side trip on 422A leads to a circle of giant boulders, a great camping spot. Numerous Indian grinding holes in the rock are an indication that this was probably an historic Hohokam Indian site. To extend trip on easy terrain, consider riding down the east side on El Oso Road. It continues an additional 9 miles to Hwy. 188. Make sure you have plenty of gas.

You’ll follow a wide gravel road as it climbs gently across Sonoran desert. Gradually, as you approach the peaks, the road begins to narrow and climbs more steeply. The best views occur after about 15 miles, before you reach the top. After Waypoint 04, you’ll head north following a high scenic ridge."

More Four Peaks Professional Reviews and Guides

"This long route passes through a picturesque section of Sonoran desert, a rugged landscape of granite boulders and saguaro cactus, and ends on the crest of the Mazatzal Mountains. It's about 30 miles northeast of Mesa. Tread: 13.4 miles maintained dirt road; 23.2 miles doubletrack."

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4/2/2018
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1/15/2018
Definitely not for the faint of heart, but gorgeous views from the top!
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4/9/2016
Absolutely one of my favorite trails in the area. Very easy although I'd still recommend 4WD. Trail offers great views of Fountain Hills and the valley in the background. Also some of the best sunsets in Arizona. Camp spots about every 5-10 minutes along the trail. Sunset picture I captured with my dog last weekend, http://hdwallsource.com/golden-retriever-sunset-smile-wallpaper-49509.html
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12/28/2014
Good trail. Not difficult and can be done in almost any vehicle with decent clearance. Didn't use 4wd the entire trip, but some great views and good hiking areas. Difficulty level 2.
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11/11/2014
Nice easy scenic trail with only one or two spots crawling over loose rocks up to perhaps 6-10" across so most stock 4X4s should be fine. I've done the trail twice in the last two years. I enter at the Rolls and exit by Roosevelt Lake rather than further north.
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4/5/2009
This is the first trail that I have been on since I moved to Arizona. I have a 2004 LJ. I took my wife and 2 little girls, and had a blast! Very moderate and smooth in most areas. Great views. We saw some wild horses at the top. Great place to pack a picnic!
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5/17/2008
This trail is a great choice to break-in your new 4X4. The trail is easy, but still, be careful. Leave early on the weekends or holidays to beat the crowds. I took my kids up in my new Jeep Wrangler with the top off and we had a blast. At the parking area near the top, we hiked some of the peaks trails. After that, we followed the road down the other-side to Roosevelt lake and then came back via the Apache Trail. Lots of fantastic views, so bring a camera. Also, lots of wildlife so be looking. A super-fun day in the outdoors!
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3/20/2008
Trail was very crowded and there were a lot of people shooting guns close to the trail. Probably won't have to turn 4wd on and can make the trip with a stock suv or pickup truck. Some sedans had to turn around because they couldn't make it. Great scenery and overall a good time.
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2/1/2008
I've driven this trail several different times and have enjoyed it. Bring a camera and pack a lunch ... so much to see and do on this trail. Trail rated Easy to slightly rough (rocky in the middle). Make sure you leave early because this trail is very busy on the weekend.
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4/9/2006
This trail offers fun for the whole family. At the end of the trail, is a great hiking area which offers spectacular views. There are several off-shoots for the more serious four-wheeler. Very easy trail, cars can navigate it to get to the hiking area. Heavily populated with ATVs/Dune Buggys/Dirt Bikes, lots of sharp drop-offs and sharp curves, so be careful and watch your speed.
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Trail Information

Phoenix
Nearby City
47
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Difficulty
4 to 5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season

Activity Feed

Nov 2018