Route DescriptionFrom the parking area, start walking south on the trail/ATV track. The trail is a little hard to follow initially, but you will soon see the CDT trail markers on the trees. You will have to pass through a gate a short distance from the trailhead. Continue on the trail as it climbs up Deadman Canyon. The trail is marked by the CDT markers, and is fairly easy to follow after the initial stretch. The trail heads for a canyon between Burro Peak and the nearby Ferguson Mountain, then switchbacks up the north side of Burro Peak until it reaches the northeast ridge of the mountain. Turn right, and make the final push up the moderate slope to the summit, where there are essentially no views. You will have to pass through another gate at the top in order to reach the true summit. You could also drive to the top of nearby Jacks Peak, then walk a short distance to reach Burro Peak.
Hiking Distance: About six miles round trip.
Elevation Gain: About 1,700’.