Mount Baldy Professional Review and Guide
"A day hike to the top of the White Mountains. This popular trail begins along the bank of the West Fork of the Little Colorado River and climbs through lovely blue spruce forest and alpine meadows. During the short summer months, aster, fleabane, penstemon, cinquefoil, and iris bloom.
There is evidence of past glacial activity; glacial erratics, large boulders deposited by flowing ice, lie along the valley floor. As you near Baldy Peak, you are treated to spectacular vistas of the White Mountain region. Within 0.3 mile of Baldy Peak, you reach the White Mountain Apache Reservation Boundary. The Apaches have closed the last section of trail that ascends Baldy Peak. Trespassers have had their packs confiscated and have been fined for trying to sneak to the top of Baldy. For “summit baggers” though, all is not lost. Study the topo map closely, and you will see that the highest part of the ridge is not the conical summit of Baldy Peak (11,403 feet) but rather the unnamed area on Forest Service land to the north at about 11,420 feet."