OverviewMount Tipton is the highpoint of the Cerbat Mountains. This rugged desert mountain is located in the Mount Tipton Wilderness Area about 30 miles northwest of Kingman. Towering over the Hualapai Valley to the east, and the Detrital Valley to the west, Mount Tipton dominates the desert landscape between Kingman and Las Vegas. Unlike the desert below, the upper elevations of the Cerbat Mountains are heavily forested. There are no trails or campgrounds in the vicinity of Mount Tipton. With an elevation of 7,148', Mount Tipton ranks way down on the Arizona elevation list. But the new field of Prominence has made Mount Tipton a more important mountain. With a prominence of 3,628', Mount Tipton is big enough to make an appearance on the Arizona Prominence Map.
Getting ThereFrom Kingman, drive about 30 miles north on US 93. Turn right onto the paved Dolan Springs Road, otherwise known as the Pierce Ferry Road. Drive a little over a mile on this road towards Dolan Springs, then turn right onto a dirt road at the intersection of Pierce Ferry and 5th Street. This intersection is right across the street from Mojave Rancho Lumber. Drive 4.4 miles due east on the dirt road to an intersection here with a primitive road. Turn left onto the primitive road. After 0.2 miles, you will reach an unlocked gate near a water tank with a Mount Tipton Wilderness sign behind it. After 3/4-mile, you will reach a sign and register. This is probably an alternative starting point to climb Mount Tipton, but we kept driving further up the road. After 1.4 miles, you will reach a locked gate at the wilderness boundary. Park here.
Mountain ConditionsMount Tipton is located on BLM land. Contact the Kingman Office at 928-692-4400 for the latest information.
Topo Maps: Mt Tipton; White Hills.
CampingThere are no maintained campgrounds near Mount Tipton, but there are some campgrounds near Chloride.