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Mazatzal Peak

Mazatzal Peak

Mazatzal Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.06300°N / 111.461°W

Object Title: Mazatzal Peak

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Fall

Elevation: 7903 ft / 2409 m


Page By: streeyyr, surgent

Created/Edited: Jan 28, 2005 / Mar 12, 2007

Object ID: 153620

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Mazatzal Peak is the highest point in the Mazatzal Mountains. It is located in the Tonto National Forest, and the Mazatzal Wilderness Area. Other high peaks in the Mazatzals include the 7,657' Browns Peak, and the 7,128' Mount Ord. The term Mazatzal is derived from the Aztec Indian language meaning "an area inhabited by deer". No one knows for sure how the word reached Arizona, but somehow it did. There are several good trails in the Mazatzal Wilderness, but none reach the summit of Mazatzal Peak. With an elevation of 7,903', Mazatzal Peak ranks way down on the Arizona Elevation List. But the new field of Prominence has made Mazatzal Peak a more important mountain. With a prominence of 3,943', it's big enough to make an impressive appearance on the Arizona Prominence Map.

Getting There

From Payson, drive south on AZ Highway 87 for about twelve miles. Turn right (west) onto Forest Road 419, and drive about five miles to the Barnhardt Trailhead.

Mountain Conditions

Contact the Tonto National Forest, Payson Ranger Station, at 928-474-7900 for the latest information.

Forest Service Maps: Tonto National Forest; Mazatzal Wilderness.
Topo Map: Mazatzal Peak.


There are no developed campgrounds near Mazatzal Peak. However, there are several campgrounds near Payson.

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The Mazatzal MountainsLooking up at Mazatzal Peak.A view of Mazatzal PeakLooking north from the summit.Approaching the summit of...A view of the Mazatzal...Walking back to the trailhead...
The trailhead parking area.Climbing up through the thick...Looking up towards the summit...A view of the Mazatzal...Climbing up the Northwest...Looking up at the Mazatzal...A waterfall in Barnhardt...
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