Palomino Mountain / Aylor’s Arch Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:45
Leaders: 
Don Mowry - 480-209-7963, dgmowry@gmail.com
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com
Rating: 
A- LENGTH: 12 mi ELEV GAIN: 2000 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 6:45 am (depart at 7:00) at the Burger King by Home Depot, just south of US 60 at the NE corner of Power Rd and Superstition Springs Blvd. in Mesa.

We’ll carpool to the First Water Trailhead and from there head out on this beautiful but challenging loop hike in the Superstitions. We’ll follow the Dutchman Trail to the seldom visited Palomino Mountain. The ascent involves some off-trail hiking, with a few steep ascents and some rock scrambling. The view from the top (and along the way) is well worth it, including Aylor’s Arch, which sits at the top of Palomino Mountain, as well as great views of Black Top Mesa, Weaver’s Needle, the Ridgeline, and many other Superstition landmarks. After the descent, we’ll loop our way back to our starting point via the Black Mesa and Second Water Trails.

Please wear sturdy hiking boots, rain gear if appropriate, and bring plenty of water and food for snacks and lunch.

Non-members - $5 fee and always call the hike leader before the hike.

No dogs or children please.